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There are three main theoretical frames that will impact your knowledge of reading comprehension and analysis skills you need to know as a teacher:

  • National Reading Panel Big Five
  • Reading for Understanding
  • Common Core State Standards

National Reading Panel Big Five

The NRP panel meant to summarize and lay down a scientific record of reading research. The influential report specified five factors that predict later reading success or had significant results in quantified research at improving reading results.

The report only used a small slice of available scientific research. A close reading of the footnotes and drafts reveal the authors noted important research around writing and motivation had to be left out.

The report suggested focusing on five key areas of reading

Reading for Understanding

This theoretical model published in 2002 by the Rand Reading Study Group created a heuristic for reading comprehension that placed understanding at the center of differences in the reader, the task, and the text. These three always occur in a larger historical context.

Differences in the Reader

decoding, background knowledge, vocabulary size, strategy use

Differences in the Task

purpose of reading, the processes used, consequences of reading

Differences in the Text

unfamiliar content, poorly organized, different genres

Foundations of Reading Study Tasks:

  1. Draw a Three Circle Venn Diagram and investigate the differences between the reader, the text and the activity
  2. Map out the Common Core State Objectives across key ideas and details, author's craft, and integrating ideas from multiple sources.
common_theoretical_frameworks.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/17 01:47 by jgmac1106