Improving children's reading comprehension and use of strategies through computer-based strategy training

Yao Ting Sung, Kuo En Chang, Jung Sheng Huang

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In this study, the attention-selection-organization-integration-monitoring (ASOIM) model, revised from Mayer's [Mayer, R. E. (1996). Learning strategies for making sense out of expository text: The SOI model for guiding three cognitive processes in knowledge construction. Educational Psychology Review, 8, 357-371] SOI model of text comprehension, was used as a foundation to design a multi-strategy based system, which was named Computer Assisted Strategy Teaching and Learning Environment (CASTLE). CASTLE aims to enhance learners' abilities of using reading strategies and text comprehension. The effects of CASTLE on students with different reading abilities were empirically evaluated. 130 sixth graders took part in an 11-week computer-based reading strategies course. The results show that CASTLE helps to enhance the students' use of strategies and text comprehension at all ability levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1552-1571
Number of pages20
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1



  • Comprehension
  • Computer assisted reading
  • Strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Psychology(all)

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