Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

  • Kristi L. Santi
  • Deborah K. Reed

Part of the Literacy Studies book series (LITS, volume 10)

About this book


This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment.

Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book.

This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.


Academic vocabulary instruction Adolescent English language learners Advanced literacy skills ELL English as a medium of instruction English language arts classes English language learners in special education High stakes academic testing Literacy in mathematics Model for development of reading comprehension Reading comprehension tests Reading in middle and high school Science discourse in English cognitive models of reading literacy instruction reading comprehension assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristi L. Santi
    • 1
  • Deborah K. Reed
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Florida Center for Reading ResearchFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14734-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14735-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-000X
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0018
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