Looking Through an Adolescent Literacy Lens at the Narrow View of Reading
Abbreviated Journal Title
Lang. Speech Hear. Serv. Sch.
adolescent literacy; reading comprehension; reading; HIGH-SCHOOL-STUDENTS; COMPREHENSION PERFORMANCE; LEARNING-DISABILITIES; STRATEGY INSTRUCTION; SECONDARY STUDENTS; SUCCESS; Linguistics; Rehabilitation
Purpose: This commentary is a personal reaction to A. G. Kamhi's (2007) article on the "narrow view" of reading and his suggestion that this view be adopted as a way to address the reading problems of children and adolescents. Method: In this article, I consider the narrow view of reading from an adolescent literacy perspective and discuss the practical implications of adopting this view in the schools. Discussion revolves around the complexities of reading comprehension, comprehension as a teachable set of complex processes, and the speech-language pathologist's role in reading comprehension. Conclusion: Although I acknowledge that the narrow view of reading may have merit, I opine that it may create more problems than it solves.
Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools
"Looking Through an Adolescent Literacy Lens at the Narrow View of Reading" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1512.