A Possible Answer
07-13-2009, 08:14 AM
These are automatic procedures that do not require thought, interpretation, or choice.
Skills are product-oriented, observable behaviors such as answers to questions, answers on tests, skills lists, and taxonomies.
Skills instruction stresses repeated practice in applying skills until they become habitual responses to particular tasks.
A strategy is a conscious plan under the control of the reader, who must make decisions about what strategies to use and when to use them.
Strategies are process-oriented, cognitive operations the reader engages in, generally thought to be unobservable.
Strategy instruction stresses the reasoning process readers go through as they interact with and comprehend text: how the strategies one uses change when one reads different texts or reads for different purposes.
Strategy instruction teachers what to do with a skill, how and why to use it, and why it is important.
Strategy instruction focuses on ways to help students understand what they read.