The genre-specific nature of reading comprehension

Authored by: Nell K. Duke , Kathryn L. Roberts

The Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  February  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415469036
eBook ISBN: 9780203863091
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183141


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Consider two texts. One is a story, a memoir of sorts, of a woman’s first year of motherhood. At once both humorous and poignant, the text chronicles the feelings and events the mother experienced in her child’s infant year. The other text is one of the ubiquitous texts written for parents on infant development and care. The text contains information about infant development in different domains – eating, sleeping, social interaction – along with advice for parents about how to support their child’s development in each domain.

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