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ERIC Number: EJ905342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Reading Competence, Interest, and Reading Goals in Three Gifted Young Adolescent Readers
Fox, Emily; Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Alexander, Patricia A.
High Ability Studies, v21 n2 p165-178 Dec 2010
The complex intersection of interest, reading goals, and competence was investigated through qualitative analysis of the cross-domain reading of three middle-school highly gifted readers. Students completed knowledge pretests and domain interest assessments, thought aloud while reading college-level reading and history passages, and completed open-ended questions assessing recall, understanding, and evaluation of the author's argument. Think-alouds were coded for reading behaviors, including expressions of interest, and re-coded for inferred reading goals. Individual reading profiles incorporated students' assessed knowledge and interest, observed interactions with the texts, levels of goals, and outcome performance. This set of reading profiles informed an elaborated characterization of reading competence. The role of such reading competence in development of competence or proficiency in other academic domains was discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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