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Dray, Amy J.; Selman, Robert L. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2011
This article explores the relationship between early adolescents' understanding of social issues and their comprehension of a fictional story about interracial conflict. It combines qualitative and quantitative analyses to examine the ways in which social awareness and reading comprehension skills may be interrelated when children and adolescents…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Conflict, Adolescents, Educational Practices
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Proctor, C. Patrick; Uccelli, Paola; Dalton, Bridget; Snow, Catherine E. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2009
The sheer quantity of words known (breadth) is strongly predictive of reading comprehension, yet little is understood about how quality of word knowledge (depth) affects comprehension. A group of 35 bilingual and monolingual 5th-grade students worked on developing depth of knowledge of 8 words, culminating in an activity in which the students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Oral Language, Monolingualism, Vocabulary Development