The new literacies of online reading comprehension: New opportunities and challenges for students with learning difficulties

Jill Castek, Lisa Zawilinski, J. Greg McVerry, W. Ian O'Byrne, Donald J. Leu

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Abstract

Improving the ability to read and comprehend, especially for students who struggle with reading, is one of today's most pressing educational priorities (Fuchs & Fuchs, 1994; Snow, Burns, & Griffin, 1998). Despite extensive efforts, many students continue to struggle with reading, increasing the possibility that they will drop out of school (Hammond, Linton, Smink, & Drew, 2007). Unless we develop more effective instructional approaches to address this problem, we will fail to develop the potential these students possess to improve their individual lives, as well as our collective lives. It is essential that all students become fully prepared for a wide range of reading experiences so that each and every individual can reach their potential, fulfil their goals, and make our world a better place through their accomplishments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiple Perspectives on Difficulties in Learning Literacy and Numeracy
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages91-110
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781402088636
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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