ICS-CINC Comprehension Research Group
The Comprehension Research Group is directed by Donna Caccamise and includes Walter Kintsch, Angela Friend, Eileen Kintsch, and Christine Groneman. Previously, some members of the group—together with other researchers—were engaged in a large-scale classroom evaluation of Summary Street, a highly successful LSA-based tutor for learning summarization skills. This was followed by a project to: (a) develop a novel natural language processing method based on the Construction Integration model of W. Kintsch; and (b) use this technology as a computer-based comprehension tutor. This project is funded by a grant from the McDonnell Foundation.
Currently, the group is funded by the Department of Education to develop middle school curriculum that teaches students expert reading comprehension skills as they struggle to understand challenging content area course work such as science and history.
Caccamise, D., Snyder, L., & Kintsch, W. (2006) Improving High Stakes Testing Reading and Writing Outcomes through Summarization. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Vancouver, Canada.
Caccamise, D. & Snyder, L. (2005) Evidence Based Reading Research: Lessons Learned from www. What Works. ed. gov. ASHA, San Diego, CA.
Caccamise, D., Snyder, L. Kintsch, E., Kintsch, W. (2005) Summary Street: Computer Support to enhance comprehension. International Dyslexia Association, Denver, CO.
Caccamise, Franzke, Kintsch, E. (2004) Summary Street: LSA-Based Software for Comprehension and Writing. LSA Workshop, Boulder Colorado.
Caccamise, D. , Kintsch, W., Cole, R., Snyder, L. (2005) The Colorado Literacy Project. International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX.
Caccamise, D., Davis, N.,Franzke, M., Johnson, N., Kintsch, E. (2003) Using LSA in the Classroom: Implementing Summary Street in Grades 6-12. Presented at Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, June 2003.
Caccamise, D., Kintsch, W., Cole, R. (2003) The Colorado Literacy Tutor: Making Colorado #1 in Student Achievement. Invited address to the Colorado Legislature, Feb. 2003.
Schwartz, S.E., Caccamise, D., Cole, R., Wade-Stein, D., Snyder, L., Wise, B., Corson, L., (2002) Computer Based Learning Tools for Children with Cognitive Disabilities: Participatory Design Phase. Poster presented at the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities Conference. Boulder, CO. October, 2002.
Kintsch, W. & Mangalath, P. (2011) The construction of meaning. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3, 346-370. [pdf]
Kintsch, W. (2009) Learning and constructivism. In S. Tobias & T. M. Duffy (Eds.) Constructivist Instruction: Success or failure? New York: Routledge. Pp. 223-241. [pdf]
Kintsch, W. (2008) Symbol systems and perceptual representations. In M. De Vega, A. Glenberg, & A. Graesser (Eds.) Symbols and Embodiment. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. Pp. 145-164. [pdf]
Kintsch, W. (2004) The Construction-Integration model of text comprehension and its implications for instruction. In R. Ruddell & N. Unrau (Eds.) Theroretiocal Models and Processes of Reading. 5th Edition, International Reading Association.
Kintsch, W., Caccamise, D., Cole, R., Snyder, L., Olson, R. (2002) Scalable and Sustainable Technologies for Reading Instruction and Assessment. Presented at the Annual Conference for the Interagency Educational Research Initiative (IERI)
Kintsch, W. (2001) Predication. Cognitive Science, 25, 173-202.
Kintsch, W. (2000) Metaphor comprehension: A computational theory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 7, 257-266.
Kintsch, W., Patel, V., Ericsson, K. A. (1999) The role of Long-term working memory in text comprehension. Psychologia, 42, 186-198.
Kintsch, W. (1998) Comprehension: A paradigm for cognition. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Ericsson, K. A. & Kintsch, W. (1995) Long-term working memory. Psychological Review, 102, 211-245.
Kintsch, W. (1988). The role of knowledge in discourse comprehension construction-integration model. Psychological Review, 95, 163-182.