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ERIC Number: EJ838191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Looking through an Adolescent Literacy Lens at the Narrow View of Reading
Ehren, Barbara J.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v40 n2 p192-195 Apr 2009
Purpose: This commentary is a personal reaction to A. G. Kamhi's (2007) article on the "narrow view" of reading and his suggestion that this view be adopted as a way to address the reading problems of children and adolescents. Method: In this article, I consider the narrow view of reading from an adolescent literacy perspective and discuss the practical implications of adopting this view in the schools. Discussion revolves around the complexities of reading comprehension, comprehension as a teachable set of complex processes, and the speech-language pathologist's role in reading comprehension. Conclusion: Although I acknowledge that the narrow view of reading may have merit, I opine that it may create more problems than it solves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A