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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.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students
Kristi L. Santi
Deborah K. Reed
- Series Title Literacy Studies
- Series Abbreviated Title Literacy Studies
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14735-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-14734-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38632-4
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-14735-2
- Series ISSN 2214-000X
- Series E-ISSN 2214-0018
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 197
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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