The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension

The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension

By: Carol McDonald Connor (editor)Paperback

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Learning to read may be the most complex cognitive operation that children are expected to master, and the latest research in cognitive development has offered important insights into how children succeed or fail at this task. The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based resource for teachers and researchers that examines reading comprehension from a cognitive development perspective, including the principal theories and methods used in the discipline. The book combines research into basic cognitive processes-genetics, perception, memory, executive functioning, and language-with an investigation of the effects that context and environment have on literacy outcomes, making clear how factors such as health, family life, community, policy, and ecology can influence children's cognitive development.

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Carol McDonald Connor is Chancellor's Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine, USA, Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning at Arizona State University, and a Distinguished Research Associate at the Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University, USA


Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction to the Cognitive Development of Reading by Carol McDonald Connor and Jennifer L. Weston Chapter 2: Behavioral and Molecular Genetic Influences on Reading-Related Outcomes by Callie Little, Frances Wang, and Sara Hart Chapter 3: Perception, Reading, and Digital Media by Kristy Roschke and Ralph Radach Chapter 4: Memory and Learning to Read by Devin Russell and Carol McDonald Connor Chapter 5: Self-Regulation and Reading Achievement by Betty Lin, Shayna S. Coburn, and Nancy Eisenberg Chapter 6: The Role of Language Development in the Successful Comprehension of Texts by Laura Allen and Danielle McNamara Chapter 7: Self-Perception and Perspective Taking: How Beliefs About Oneself and Others May Influence Reading by Henry Wynne and Carol McDonald Connor Chapter 8: The Influence of Psychological and Physical Health on Reading by Laurie Dempsey Wolf Chapter 9: Parenting Influences on Children's Cognitive Development by Zorash Montano and Annemarie Hindman Chapter 10: Ecological Influences on Literacy by Amanda Chiapa and Frederick J. Morrison Chapter 11: Policy and Community Influences on Learning to Read by Andre D. Mansion, Carol McDonald Connor, and Greg J. Duncan Chapter 12: Using cognitive development research to inform literacy instruction and improve practice in the classroom by Carol McDonald Connor Chapter 13: Conclusions, Future Directions, and Questions for Discussion by Carol McDonald Connor Contributor Bios Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138908437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9781138908437
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 1138908436

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