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Making sense of text : skills that support text comprehension and its development.

Cain, Kate (2009) Making sense of text : skills that support text comprehension and its development. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 35 (2). pp. 11-14.

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    Abstract

    Skilled reading involves two main components: word reading and text comprehension. In this article, I focus on three skills that have been shown to support the latter: integration and inference, comprehension monitoring, and knowledge and use of story structure. Research has shown that children with unexpectedly poor reading comprehension have difficulties with each of these text processing skills and that each skill contributes to development in reading comprehension during middle childhood. I conclude with some reflections on the possible wider consequences of poor reading comprehension and implications for teaching.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Perspectives on Language and Literacy
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    L Education > L Education (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    ID Code: 26618
    Deposited By: Dr Kate Cain
    Deposited On: 11 Jun 2009 10:04
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:29
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26618

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