The assessment of reading comprehension difficulties for reading intervention

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Title The assessment of reading comprehension difficulties for reading intervention
Author Woolley, Gary Ernest
Journal Name Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties
Editor Kevin Wheldall and Aliso Madelaine
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Abstract There are many environmental and personal factors that contribute to reading success. Reading comprehension is a complex interaction of language, sensory perception, memory, and motivational aspects. However, most existing assessment tools have not adequately reflected the complex nature of reading comprehension. Good assessment requires a multifaceted approach to reading diagnosis and flexible interventions in order to cater for individual learning needs. In recent times, the Four Roles Model has enabled educators to broaden the focus of literacy programs in many Australian schools. Such a focus can provide a framework to better understand the complex nature of reading comprehension and its various situational applications. This discussion investigates the educational issues for the assessment of students with reading comprehension difficulties and suggests appropriate principles and strategies that teachers can apply to inform assessment and teaching practice.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 13
Issue Number 1
Page from 51
Page to 62
ISSN 1940-4158
Date Accessioned 2008-07-03
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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