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Handbook of research on reading comprehension / edited by Susan E. Israel, Gerald G. Duffy.


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Publication date:
New York : Routledge, 2009.
  • Book
  • xxiv, 684 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Research on reading comprehension
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Table of Contents Foreword, Robert Calfee Preface Dedication Acknowledgments About the Editors About the Contributors PART I -- HISTORIAL PERSPECTIVES ON READING COMPRHENSION Ch. 1 -- How We Got to Where We Are: A Historical Perspective on Reading Comprehension Research, P. David Pearson Ch. 2 -- The Development of Children's Reading Comprehension, Scott G. Paris and Ellen E. Hamilton Ch. 3 -- In Search of a "Simple View" of Reading Comprehension, James Hoffman PART II-- THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Ch. 4 -- Identifying and Describing Constructively Responsive Comprehension Strategies in New and Traditional Forms of Reading, Peter Afflerbach & Byeong-Young Cho Ch. 5 -- Helping Readers Make Sense of Print -- A Whole Language Pedagogy, Kenneth S. Goodman and Yetta M. Goodman Ch. 6 -- The Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Reading Comprehension: Past, Present and Future, Kelly B. Cartwright Ch. 7 -- Ways of Meaning Making: Sociocultural Perspectives on Reading Comprehension, James Gavelek and Patrick Bresnahan Ch. 8 -- Transactional Theory and Reading Comprehension, James Damico, Gerald Campano & Jerome Harste Ch. 9 - Grounding for Reading Comprehension Theory From Neuroscience Literatures, George Hruby PART III -- CHANGING VIEWS OF TEXT Ch. 10 -- Text Comprehension: A Retrospective, Perspective, and Prospective, Emily Fox and Patricia A. Alexander Ch. 11 -- Disciplinary Comprehension, Cynthia Shanahan Ch. 12 --The Agency and Artistry of Meaning Making Within and Across Digital Spaces, Robert Tierney Ch. 13 -- Comprehension and Technology, Michael L. Kamil and Helen Kim Chou PART IV--ELEMENTS OF READING COMPREHENSION Ch. 14 -- Motivation and Reading Comprehension, Samuel Miller and Beverly Faircloth Ch. 15 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, James F. Baumann Ch. 16 -- Cognitive Strategy Instruction: Past and Future, Janice A. Dole, Jeffery Nokes, and Dina Drits Ch. 17 --Metacognitive Processes and Reading Comprehension, Linda Baker and Lisa Carter Beall Ch. 18 - Self-regulated Comprehension Assessment, Dixie D. Massey PART V -- ASSESSING AND TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION Ch. 19 -- Formal and Informal Measures of Reading Comprehension, Lauren Leslie and JoAnn Caldwell Ch. 20 -- Assessing Comprehension of Young Children, Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl Ch. 21 -- Approaches to Teaching Reading Comprehension, Taffy E. Raphael, Cathleen M. Weber, MariAnne George and Abigail R. Nies Ch. 22 -- Comprehension and Discussion of Text, Janice F. Almasi and Keli Garas-York Ch. 23 -- Comprehension Instruction in K-3, Cathy Collins Block and Jan Lacina Ch. 24 -- Developing Higher Order Comprehension in the Middle Grades, Ruth Wharton-McDonald and Shannon Swiger Ch. 25 -- Improving Adolescent Comprehension: Developing Learning Strategies in Content Areas, Mark W. Conley Ch. 26 -- Comprehension Difficulties Among Struggling Readers, Richard L. Allington and Ann McGill-Franzen PART VI -- CULTURAL IMPACT ON READING COMPREHENSION Ch. 27 -- Culturally Responsive Instruction and the Impact on Reading, Comprehension Colleen Fairbanks and Jewel Cooper, Lynn Masteson and Sandra Webb Ch. 28 -- English Language Learners and Reading Comprehension, Kathryn Prater Ch. 29 -- Family Literacy and Reading Comprehension, Patricia A. Edwards and Jennifer D. Turner Ch. 30 -- Reading Comprehension and Diversity in Historical Perspective: Literacy Power, and Native Hawaiians, Kathryn Au and Julie Kaomea PART VII -- WHERE TO FROM HERE? Ch. 31 --Teacher Education and Reading Comprehension, Misty Sailors Ch. 32 -- Public Policy and the Future of Reading Comprehension Research, Cathy Roller Ch. 33 -- What Does It All Mean? Gerald G. Duffy and Susan E. Israel Author Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
The "Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension" assembles researchers of reading comprehension, literacy, educational psychology, psychology, and neuroscience to document the most recent research on the topic. It summarizes the current body of research on theory, methods, instruction, assessment, including coverage of landmark studies. Designed to deepen understanding of how past research can be applied and has influenced the present and to stimulate new thinking about reading comprehension, the volume is organized around seven themes: historical perspectives on reading comprehension, theoretical perspectives, changing views of text, elements of reading comprehension, assessing and teaching, reading comprehension, and cultural impact on reading comprehension. Where to from here? This is an essential reference volume for the international community of reading researchers, reading psychologists, graduate students, and professionals working in the area of reading and literacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Israel, Susan E.
Duffy, Gerald G.

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