Literacy Studies

Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Editors: Santi, Kristi L., Reed, Deborah K. (Eds.)

  • Highlights theory and empirical research relevant to English reading comprehension in middle and high schools
  • Presents chapters on reading comprehension in various content areas and populations such as English Language Learners and special needs students
  • Contributions offer in-depth insights by leading researchers in the field 
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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 optical anisotropy of highly oriented conjugated polymers as well as to the photophysics of polyconjugated materials. He addressed the relations between the nature of photoexcitations and the polymer supramolecular structure.

He is currently working on organic & hybrid photonic crystals such as artificial opals, polymer DBR, and microcavities. His goal is to dope such photonic crystals with photo-active materials or to engineer structural defects in order to modulate the photonic crystal optical response.

He is involved in several national and international research projects and He collaborates with different companies for the technological exploitation of conjugated polymers and photonic crystals in the fields of photovoltaics, sensing and photonics. He is co-author of more than 130 papers published on refereed international journals or books.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • What Do Models of Reading Comprehension and Its Development Have to Contribute to a Science of Comprehension Instruction and Assessment for Adolescents?

    Barnes, Marcia A.

    Pages 1-18

  • Reading History: Moving from Memorizing Facts to Critical Thinking

    Massey, Dixie D.

    Pages 19-47

  • Reading Mathematics: More than Words and Clauses; More than Numbers and Symbols on a Page

    Avalos, Mary A. (et al.)

    Pages 49-74

  • Understanding Causality in Science Discourse for Middle and High School Students. Summary Task as a Strategy for Improving Comprehension

    León, Jose A. (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Reading Comprehension Instruction for Middle and High School Students in English Language Arts: Research and Evidence-Based Practices

    Hock, Michael F. (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-14735-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14734-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38632-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students
Editors
  • Kristi L. Santi
  • Deborah K. Reed
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14735-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14735-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14734-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38632-4
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 197
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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