xxiv, 696 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
I. Historical analysis. -- Introduction: the consequential pulse of reading comprehension research / Susan E. Israel and D. Ray Reutzel -- The roots of reading comprehension instruction / P. David Pearson and Gina N. Cervetti -- Comprehension is not simple: considering the persisting dangers in the simple view of reading comprehension / James V. Hoffman -- Professional learning for educators focused on reading comprehension: a historical perspective / Barbara Laster and Carla Finkelstein -- Research on helping readers make sense of print: evolution of comprehension-based pedagogy / Kenneth S. Goodman, Yetta M. Goodman, and Kelly L. Allen -- II. Theoretical perspectives. -- An evolving perspective of constructively responsive reading comprehension strategies in multilayered digital text environments / Byeong-Young Cho and Peter Afflerbach -- Toward a theory of literacy meaning making within virtual worlds / Richard Beach and Robert J. Tierney -- Meaning making in the 21st century: the sociogenesis of reading comprehension / James R. Gavelek and Colleen E. Whittingham -- Literacy, comprehension, and the neurosciences / George G. Hruby -- III. Diagnosis, assessment, and intervention. -- Assessments of reading comprehension: challenges and directions / Lauren Leslie and JoAnne Schudt Caldwell -- Using assessments to map and evaluate the comprehension development of young children / Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl and Georgia Earnest García -- Comprehension Difficulties and struggling readers / Richard L. Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen -- Self-Regulation and reading comprehension: moving beyond the individual's cognition in regulated learning / Dixie D. Massey and Samuel D. Miller -- Reconsidering fluency's role in reading comprehension / Melanie Kuhn and Paula J. Schwanenflugel -- IV. Impact of text and higher-order processing. -- Text and comprehension: a retrospective, perspective, and prospective / Emily Fox and Patricia A. Alexander -- Reading comprehension in the middle grades: characteristics, challenges, and effective supports / Ruth Wharton-McDonald and Joy Erickson -- Vocabulary and reading comprehension: the nexus of meaning / Gwynne Ellen Ash and James F. Baumann -- Improving adolescent comprehension: developing comprehension strategies in the content areas / Mark W. Conley -- Structure, epistemology, and metalanguage foundations of reading comprehension in scientific texts / Linda M. Phillips and Anat Yarden -- Graphic text and visual literacies in reading comprehension / Stergios Botzakis, Jason D. DeHart, and Sean P. Connors -- V. Diverse components and engagement. -- Reading comprehension research and the shift toward culturally sustaining pedagogy / Colleen M. Fairbanks, Jewell E. Cooper, Sandra M. Webb, and Lynn A. Masterson -- Comprehension in the disciplines / Cynthia Shanahan -- Constructing meaning through Discussion / Keli Garas-York and Janice F. Almasi -- The role of interest in reading comprehension / Sheree E. Springer, Janice A. Dole, and Douglas J. Hacker -- Comprehension strategies instruction for learners of English: where we have been, where we are now, where we still might go / Rachel Brown -- Family literacy initiatives and reading comprehension / Patricia A. Edwards, Maria Selena Protacio, Marliese Peltier, and Laura Hopkins -- VI. Future directions. -- The role of literacy coaching in improving comprehension instruction / Misty Sailors, Sylvia Minton, and Lorena Villarreal -- Public policy in an era of changing literacies: a focus on reading comprehension / Lori Helman and Cory Stai -- Sophistication of reading comprehension: where to from here? / Susan E. Israel.
"This edition provides a transformative snapshot of reading comprehension as a field of study at a seminal moment. It maintains the same high level of standards with respect to (1) historical perspectives useful for laying the foundation of study on reading comprehension; (2) theoretical perspectives that allow the reader to consider different views on how specific areas have evolved since the first edition; (3) excellent chapters on various elements of reading comprehension, including major research studies in assessment, cultural impacts of reading comprehension, issues affecting English language learners, and consideration of international populations; and (4) identification of future research needs to help raise important questions and stimulate possible hypotheses for future research"-- Provided by publisher.
"This esteemed reference work and professional resource, now substantially revised, integrates classic and cutting-edge research on how children and adolescents make meaning from text. The comprehension tasks and challenges facing students at different grade levels are explored, with attention to multiple text types and reading purposes. Preeminent researchers offer a range of perspectives--cognitive, neuroscientific, sociocultural, pedagogical, and technological--on key aspects of comprehension. Effective approaches to assessment, instruction, and intervention are reviewed. The volume also addresses issues in teaching specific populations, including struggling readers and English language learners." -- Publisher's description