Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction


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Which of the following is the best way to describe what a schema is?

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1. What would be an example of some components of a schema related to chess?

2. From a schematic-theory perspective, which of the following best describes the reading process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prior knowledge can be a significant aid in learning new materials, especially from written sources. Use these assessments to test your knowledge of the schema theoretical approach to reading instruction, which utilizes prior knowledge to aid in instruction. Quiz items require knowledge and application of schema and its components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of the assessments will be:

  • Identifying an accurate description of a schema
  • Demonstrating the use of a schema in text comprehension
  • Why cognitive psychologist may be interested in schemas

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reading process from a schematic-theory perspective
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on schema as it relates to reading instruction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions requiring identification of components in schema related to topics other than reading

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of a theoretic approach to reading instruction by reviewing the lesson called Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction. These topics are covered in this lesson:

  • Understand how schema affects reading comprehension
  • Review a real life example of what schema is
  • Know how teachers can use schema