A Transactional Strategies Instruction Christmas Carol
Every year, I try to write something during the December-January respite from teaching. I composed this chapter during the 1991 holiday break. For Christmas 1991, the prose came easier than it did a few Christmases back. In 1986, I faced the task of writing a chapter on reading comprehension strategies instruction, with the particular assignment to specify what was known about teaching reading comprehension strategies in elementary classrooms. This proved to be an impossible holiday assignment.