ERIC Number: EJ1036812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Multi-Dimensional Demands of Reading in the Disciplines
Lee, Carol D.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n1 p9-15 Sep 2014
This commentary addresses the complexities of reading comprehension with an explicit focus on reading in the disciplines. The author proposes reading as entailing multi-dimensional demands of the reader and posing complex challenges for teachers. These challenges are intensified by restrictive conceptions of relevant prior knowledge and experience and inadequate tools - explicit models of reading processes in the disciplines and assessments for middle and high school - to provide the infrastructure needed.
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Intellectual Disciplines, Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Reading Processes, Middle School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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