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Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension

• historical perspectives on reading comprehension • theoretical perspectives • changing views of text • elements of reading comprehension • assessing and teaching reading comprehension • 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. March 2008: 246x174: 472pp Hb: 978-0-8058-6200-3: £125.00 Pb: 978-0-8058-6201-0: £50.00

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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:

Selected Contents: Part 1: Historical Perspectives on Reading Comprehension 1. How We Got to Where We Are: A Historical Perspective on Reading Comprehension Research 2. The Development of Children’s Reading Comprehension 3. In Search of a ‘Simple View‘ of Reading Comprehension Part 2: Theoretical Perspectives 4. Identifying and Describing Constructively Responsive Comprehension Strategies in New and Traditional Forms of Reading 5. Helping Readers Make Sense of Print: A Whole Language Pedagogy 6. The Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Reading Comprehension: Past, Present and Future 7. Ways of Meaning Making: Sociocultural Perspectives on Reading Comprehension 8. Transactional Theory and Reading Comprehension 9. Grounding for Reading Comprehension Theory From Neuroscience Literatures Part 3: Changing Views of Text 10. Text Comprehension: A Retrospective, Perspective, and Prospective 11. Disciplinary Comprehension 12. The Agency and Artistry of Meaning Making Within and Across Digital Spaces 13. Comprehension and Technology Part 4: Elements of Reading Comprehension 14. Motivation and Reading Comprehension 15. Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension 16. Cognitive Strategy Instruction: Past and Future 17. Metacognitive Processes and Reading Comprehension 18. Self-regulated Comprehension Assessment Part 5: Assessing and Teaching Reading Comprehension 19. Formal and Informal Measures of Reading Comprehension 20. Assessing Comprehension of Young Children 21. Approaches to Teaching Reading Comprehension 22. Comprehension and Discussion of Text 23. Comprehension Instruction in K-3 24. Developing Higher Order Comprehension in the Middle Grades 25. Improving Adolescent Comprehension: Developing Learning Strategies in Content Areas 26. Comprehension Difficulties Among Struggling Readers Part 6: Cultural Impact of Reading Comprehension 27. Culturally Responsive Instruction and the Impact on Reading, Comprehension 28. English Language Learners and Reading Comprehension 29. Family Literacy and Reading Comprehension 30. Reading Comprehension and Diversity in Historical Perspective: Literacy Power, and Native Hawaiians Part 7: Where to Live from Here? 31. Teacher Education and Reading Comprehension 32. Public Policy and the Future of Reading Comprehension Research 33. What Does It All Mean?

Edited by Susan E. Israel, Dayton University, Ohio, USA and Gerald G. Duffy, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA

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