As a teacher of middle school remedial readers, I was always searching for strategies that would motivate my students to read — that would help my students improve their reading comprehension and be compatible with the view of reading as a process. The story impression method, developed by McGinley and Denner (1987), is one that I have found to be highly successful not only for remedial readers but for children of all ages as well as adults. I have used this method with elementary and middle school children, undergraduate students in reading and language arts methods classes, and with graduate students.
Bligh, T. (1995). Using Story Impressions To Improve Comprehension. Reading Horizons, 35 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol35/iss4/2