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ERIC Number: ED184056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Goal of Reading Instruction: Comprehension of Written Language.
Rupley, William H.
Reading comprehension includes both how much a reader remembers and how well the reader understands what has been read. It is dependent upon processing meaning. A model for how this is done includes three steps: identifying important elements of the text, constructing representations of important text information, and matching the representations to existing concepts. Important elements of the text such as dates, experimental procedures, character relationships, frequency of appearance, or logical or grammatical relationships provide cues to focus the reader's attention. Internal representations may be visual, verbal, haptic (touch), or a combination of these. A breadth of long term memory allows the reader to form appropriate representations of what is read. Elaborating or abstracting information, integration of important information, and assigning names to representations are also subprocesses that are important for internal representations allowing increased comprehension. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (8th, Albuquerque, NM, January 31-February 2, 1980).