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Reading Comprehension
A discussion of how to increase reading comprehension of students in middle school.
# 96891 | 1,722 words | 11 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2007 in Education (Reading) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Elementary School)

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This paper addresses the problem of weak reading skills in middle school students, and suggests educational approaches to improving reading comprehension in particular. The author recommends that teachers, the instructional and/or educational materials and the educational policies should be at the forefront in assisting middle school children to acquire the reading comprehension skills they need. The role of each is described in the paper. Additionally, accommodations are recommended for children with special educational needs. The paper also lists the five essential components of reading instruction, describing the importance of each one. The paper concludes by stating students also take responsibility for their reading progress by practicing regularly.

Review of Related Literature
Factors to increasing the reading comprehension abilities of the middle graders
The Teachers
Provision of More time for the Students
Maintenance of Research Based Curriculum and Instructional Approaches Regarding Reading Comprehension
Reference List

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Loucks-Horsely, S., Hewson, P., Love, N. and Stiles, K. (1998). Designing professional development for teachers of science and mathematics (p. 32). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
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  • National Foundation for the Improvement of Education. (1996). Teachers take charge of their learning. Washington, D.C.
  • National Research Council. (1998). Preventing reading difficulties in young children. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

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