Now in its third edition, Teaching Reading Comprehension Processes
is a comprehensive and eclectic text that encourages critical thinking
and challenges readers to examine preconceived ideas about teaching
comprehension. Renowned comprehension expert Judith Irwin presents
an overview of the relationship among the reader, the text, and the situation,
and how it affects the reading process. In light of the increasingly
diverse constitution of the U.S. student body, she suggests that we
view the classroom, the school, and the community as connected parts of a
larger society, and offers a rich collection of studies and research
from over 35 years experience as a wonderful resource for pre-service and
New features to this edition include:
• Current perspectives on teaching critical literacy, media literacy,
and computer literacy to highlight the importance of information
conveyed through popular culture, images, and song.
• Updated examples of the effect of the socio-cultural context on reading
• A wealth of practical applications combining holistic practices
with cognitive teaching.
|Publisher:||Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference|
Table of Contents
I. Teaching Basic Comprehension Processes
1. Comprehension Processes: An Overview
2. Overview of Comprehension Process Teaching
3. Teaching Microprocesses and Integrative Processes
4. Teaching Macroprocesses
5. Teaching Elaborative Processes
6. Teaching Metacognitive Processes
II. Factors That Affect Comprehension Processes
7. Individual Reader Contexts: Who Is Reading?
8. Text Contexts: What Is Being Read?
9. Situational Contexts: Why, When, and Where Are They Reading?
III. Putting It All Together
10. Asking Questions.
11. Informal Comprehension Assessment
12. Developmental and Remedial Applications: Some Examples.