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Understanding readers' understanding : theory and practice

Author: Robert J Tierney; Patricia L Anders; Judy Nichols Mitchell
Publisher: Hillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1987.
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This collection features papers addressing current issues in reading comprehension from cognitive and linguistic perspectives. Organized into three sections, the volume investigates text considerations and reader-text interactions. Each paper presents a substantial and comprehensive review of theory and research related to cognition and reading comprehension.
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Understanding readers' understanding.
Hillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1987
(OCoLC)569400589
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Tierney; Patricia L Anders; Judy Nichols Mitchell
ISBN: 0898599113 9780898599114
OCLC Number: 13360695
Description: vi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Text considerations --
Contributions from cognitive psychology / Walter Kintsch --
Text, attention, and memory in reading research / Robert deBeaugrande --
Following the author's top-level organization : important skill for reading comprehension / Bonnie J.F. Meyer --
On investigating children's transition from narrative to expository discourse : the multidimentional nature of psychological text classification / Rand J. Spiro and Barbara M. Taylor --
The reader's affective response to narrative text / James Mosenthal --
Part II. Language, knowledge of the world, and inference --
The schema : a long-term memory structure or a transient structural phenomena / Asghar Iran-Nejad --
The role of "typicality" in reading comprehension / Christine C. Pappas --
Discourse conventions and literary inference : toward a theoretical model / Richard Beach and Robert Brown --
Reader's understanding of metaphor : implications of linguistic theory for psycholinguistic research / Bess Altwerger and Steven L. Strauss --
Comprehension as context : toward reconsideration of a transactional theory of reading / Robert F. Carey and Jerome C. Harste --
Author's intentions and readers' interpretation / R.J. Tierney [and others] --
Part III. Instructional issues --
Toward a pedagogy of inferential comprehension and creative response / James W. Cunningham --
Learning to read : setting students up / Jill LaZansky, Frank Spencer, Michael Johnston --
Strategies for promoting reader-text interactions / Connie A. Bridge --
Instructional research on literacy and reading : parameters, perspectives, and predictions / Patricia L. Anders and P. David Pearson.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Tierney, Patricia L. Anders, Judy Nichols Mitchell.
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