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Understanding Reading in Children with Learning Disability

The article entitled, “Reading and Learning-Disabled Children: Understanding the Problem” by Don Martin, Magy Martin, and Kathleen Carvalho, has pointed out a controversy on what specific instructional method best fit to address children with learning disability, who are reading deficient. Though several methods for reading have been used, which include…
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Reading Successfully

Preparing to Read: The readers’ background knowledge of the subject matter perhaps can be a significant factor in the determination. A readers’ idea of a subject may influence his understanding of it— thus it explains that how familiar the text, the easier readers can infer. However, with texts that readers…
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Read and Read To Live

Articles Summary: At the very start Danny Brassell disliked the idea of reading. To him it was neither a desirous academic requirement nor a fun-filled past-time choice. Not until he was on the seventh grade that he met, Mr. Hobbs as his teacher that reading became more than compliance but…
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Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers: As a teacher or prospective teacher, what might you do instructionally to ensure that students activate appropriate background knowledge for reading the materials required in your content area? Dole et al as cited by Alvermann and Phelps (2005) has pointed out that cognitive or psycholinguistic view of…
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