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ERIC Number: EJ784675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Clarifying Differences between Reading Skills and Reading Strategies
Afflerbach, Peter; Pearson, P. David; Paris, Scott G.
Reading Teacher, v61 n5 p364-373 Feb 2008
The terms "reading skill" and "reading strategy" are central to how we conceptualize and teach reading. Despite their importance and widespread use, the terms are not consistently used or understood. This article examines the current and historical uses of the terms, defines them, and describes their differences, similarities, and relationships. Implications for teaching reading skills and strategies are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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