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Greg McVerry

Reading for Understanding Toward an R&D Program in Reading Comprehension

All high school graduates are facing an increased need for a high degree ofliteracy,

What do they my by high degree?

Learning to read well is a long-term developmental process. At the end point,the proficient adult reader can read a variety of materials with ease and interest,can read for varying purposes, and can read with comprehension even whenthe material is neither easy to understand nor intrinsically interesting.

capabilities, motivation, and knowledge (XIV)

Those representations include the surface code (theexact wording of the text), the text base (idea units representing the meaning ofthe text), and the mental models (the way in which information is processed formeaning) that are embedded in the text. Electronic text presents particularchallenges to comprehension (e.g., dealing with the non-linear nature of hypertext),


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