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Developing Reading Comprehension

  • ID: 2542470
  • Book
  • 210 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A significant minority of children aged 7–11, despite being able to read fluently and accurately, have difficulty extracting meaning from text. This detailed guide offers three evidence–based intervention programmes, drawn from the cutting edge of educational psychology, for improving the reading skills of children in this group. It includes a definitive introduction to the characteristics of the poor comprehender profile , and explains how to monitor and assess students experiences and learning outcomes. With invaluable strategies for teachers, psychologists and special educational needs coordinators, the book will help professionals to support learners in their efforts to explore the full richness of language and to read with real understanding.

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List of Figures vii

List of Boxes xi

Foreword by Jean Gross CBE xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Chapter 1 What is Reading Comprehension? 1

Chapter 2 The Poor Comprehender Profile 13

Chapter 3 The York Reading for Meaning Project: An Overview 27

Chapter 4 Teaching Principles 47

Chapter 5 Intervention Materials: Oral Language Programme 59

Chapter 6 Intervention Materials: Text Level Programme 99

Chapter 7 Intervention Materials: Combined Programme 135

Chapter 8 Feedback and Evaluation 141

Chapter 9 Theoretical and Practical Implications 157


Appendix 1. Consent Procedures 165

Appendix 2. Training of Teaching Assistants 166

Appendix 3. Teaching Assistant Feedback on Training 166

Appendix 4. Manual Production 168

Appendix 5. Additional Preparation 168

Appendix 6. Fortnightly Tutorial Groups 169

Appendix 7. Record Sheets 169

Appendix 8. Observations and On–site Feedback 170

Appendix 9. Newsletters 172

Appendix 10. Sharing Data 172

Glossary 175

References 187

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Paula J. Clarke
Emma Truelove
Charles Hulme
Margaret J. Snowling
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