Classroom Influences on Individual Differences

Authored by: Richard L. Allington , Rachael Gabriel

Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

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

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

10.4324/9780203075562.ch15

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Abstract

Classroom-level influences on individual reading development in US public schools have consistently been a topic of study since the early 1900s (e.g., Fulton, 1914; Betts, 1937), in part because of the differential impact of various factors of classroom instruction on individuals (e.g., Stanovich, 1986; Allington, 1977). Though conceptualizations and methodologies have evolved over time, two principles have remained consistent across sets of findings: texts matter, and tasks matter for individuals’ reading development. Each is explored here in turn.

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