Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8     Reading Comprehension

Focus Questions

  • How is reading comprehension currently defined by reading researchers and practitioners? How does such a definition inform instruction?
  • What strategies do skilled readers employ to help them construct meaning from text?
  • What special challenges do English learners and students with special needs face in achieving reading comprehension?
  • What are some components of an effective program for teaching reading comprehension?

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Questions for Journal Writing & Discussion

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