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Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

Reader, Text, and Context

Edited by: Peter Afflerbach

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415658874
eBook ISBN: 9780203075562
Adobe ISBN: 9781135120931

10.4324/9780203075562
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The central unifying theme of this state-of-the-art contribution to research on literacy is its rethinking and reconceptualization of individual differences in reading. Previous research, focused on cognitive components of reading, signaled the need for ongoing work to identify relevant individual differences in reading, to determine the relationship(s) of individual differences to reading development, and to account for interactions among individual differences. Addressing developments in each of these areas, this volume also describes affective individual differences, and the environments in which individual differences in reading may emerge, operate, interact, and change.

The scant comprehensive accounting of individual differences in reading is reflected in the nature of reading instruction programs today, the outcomes that are expected from successful teaching and learning, and the manner in which reading development is assessed. An important contribution of this volume is to provide prima facie evidence of the benefits of broad conceptualization of the ways in which readers differ. The Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading moves the field forward by encompassing cognitive, non-cognitive, contextual, and methodological concerns. Its breadth of coverage serves as both a useful summary of the current state of knowledge and a guide for future work in this area.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An Overview of Individual Differences in Reading Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Identifying Individual Differences in Reading Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Metacognition Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Engagement and Motivational Processes in Reading Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Self-Efficacy, Agency, and Volition Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Role of Epistemic Beliefs in the Comprehension of Single and Multiple Texts Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Individual Differences in Phonological Awareness and Their Role in Learning to Read Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Individual Differences in Word Recognition Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Reading Fluency Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Complexities of Individual Differences in Vocabulary Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Individual Differences in Reading Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Prior Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Higher Order Thinking in Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  14:  School Contexts and the Production of Individual Differences Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Classroom Influences on Individual Differences Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Discursive Contexts, Reading, and Individual Differences Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Language Differences that Influence Reading Development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Individual Differences in Reading History Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Individual Differences in the New Literacies of Online Research and Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Family Matters Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Influences of the Experience of Race as a Lens for Understanding Variation in Displays of Competence in Reading Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Influence of Poverty on Individual Differences in Reading Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Constructions of Difference Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Role of Individual Differences in Working Memory Capacity on Reading Comprehension Ability Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Individual Differences in Perceptual Processing and Eye Movements in Reading Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cognitive Processing and Reading Comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Individual Differences Relations and Interrelations Download PDF
List_of_Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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