Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students by Kristi L. SantiImproving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students by Kristi L. Santi

Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

byKristi L. SantiEditorDeborah K. Reed

Hardcover | March 25, 2015

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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.
Davide Comoretto graduated in Physics in 1988. In 1993 He obtained the PhD in Chemical Sciences and was enrolled as Research Scientist at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Genoa (I) where is now Associated Professor of Industrial Chemistry.His interest is devoted to the investigation of the optic...
Title:Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School StudentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:197 pagesPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331914734X

ISBN - 13:9783319147345

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Table of Contents

1. What do Models of Reading Comprehension and its Development have to Contribute to a Science of Comprehension Instruction and Assessment for Adolescents? By Marcia A. Barnes.- 2. Reading History: Moving from Memorizing Facts to Critical Thinking By Dixie D. Massey.- 3. Reading Mathematics: More than Words and Clauses; More than Numbers and Symbols on a Page By Mary A. Avalos, Alain Bengochea, Walter G. Secada.- 4. Understanding Causality in Science Discourse for Middle and High School Students. Summary Task as a Strategy for Improving Comprehension By José A. León and Inmaculada Escudero.- 5. Reading Comprehension Instruction for Middle and High School Students in English Language Arts: Research and Evidence-Based Practices By Michael F. Hock, Irma Brasseur-Hock, and Don Deshler.- 6. Improving Comprehension Assessment for Middle and High School Students: Challenges and Opportunities By John Sabatini, Yaacov Petscher, Tenaha O'Reilly, and Adrea Truckenmiller.- 7. Reading Comprehension Skill Development and Instruction for Adolescent English Language Learners: A Focus on Academic Vocabulary Instruction By Emily Phillips Galloway and Nonie Lesaux.- 8. Special Education in Middle and High School By Deborah K. Reed and Kristi L. Santi