Theories of Reading Development

| Lancaster University
| Florida State University
| University of Alberta
ISBN 9789027218117 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027265647 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The use of printed words to capture language is one of the most remarkable inventions of humankind, and learning to read them is one of the most remarkable achievements of individuals. In recent decades, how we learn to read and understand printed text has been studied intensely in genetics, education, psychology, and cognitive science, and both the volume of research papers and breadth of the topics they examine have increased exponentially.

Theories of Reading Development collects within a single volume state-of-the-art descriptions of important theories of reading development and disabilities. The included chapters focus on multiple aspects of reading development and are written by leading experts in the field. Each chapter is an independent theoretical review of the topic to which the authors have made a significant contribution and can be enjoyed on its own, or in relation to others in the book.

The volume is written for professionals, graduate students, and researchers in education, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. It can be used either as a core or as a supplementary text in senior undergraduate and graduate education and psychology courses focusing on reading development.
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 15]  2017.  vii, 534 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Kate Cain, Donald L. Compton and Rauno K. Parrila
Part I. Big questions
Introduction to big questions
Kate Cain, Donald L. Compton and Rauno K. Parrila
Integrating word processing with text comprehension: Theoretical frameworks and empirical examples
Joseph Z. Stafura and Charles A. Perfetti
Genetic and environmental influences on the development of reading and related skills
Richard K. Olson, Janice M. Keenan, Brian Byrne and Stefan Samuelsson
Early literacy across languages
Catherine McBride
Learning to read alphasyllabaries
Sonali Nag
Opening the “black box” of learning to read: Inductive learning mechanisms supporting word acquisition development with a focus on children who struggle to read
Laura M. Steacy, Amy M. Elleman and Donald L. Compton
Part II. Typical development of word reading and underlying processes
Introduction to word reading
Donald L. Compton, Kate Cain and Rauno K. Parrila
Orthographic mapping and literacy development revisited
Linnea C. Ehri
Putting the learning into orthographic learning
Kate Nation and Anne Castles
Orthographic learning is verbal learning: The role of spelling pronunciations
Carsten Elbro and Peter F. de Jong
Learning to read morphologically complex words
Joanne F. Carlisle and Devin M. Kearns
Learning to read in a second language
Ludo Verhoeven
Part III. Typical development of comprehension and underlying processes
Introduction to reading comprehension
Kate Cain, Donald L. Compton and Rauno K. Parrila
Vocabulary, morphology, and reading comprehension
Mercedes Spencer, Jamie M. Quinn and Richard K. Wagner
Reading comprehension: What develops and when?
Kate Cain and Marcia A. Barnes
Development of reading comprehension: Change and continuity in the ability to construct coherent representations
Paul van den Broek and Panayiota Kendeou
Part IV. Atypical reading development
Introduction to atypical reading development
Rauno K. Parrila, Donald L. Compton and Kate Cain
Early identification of reading disabilities
Hugh W. Catts
Dyslexia and word reading problems
Rauno K. Parrila and Athanassios Protopapas
Children with specific text comprehension problems
Jane Oakhill and Kate Cain
Part V. Instruction and intervention
Introduction to instruction and intervention
Donald L. Compton, Rauno K. Parrila and Kate Cain
Starting from home: Home literacy practices that make a difference
Monique Sénéchal, Josée Whissell and Ashley Bildfell
Early reading interventions: The state of the practice, and some new directions in building causal theoretical models
Robert Savage and Emilie Cloutier
Morphological instruction and literacy: Binding phonological, orthographic, and semantic features of words
John R. Kirby and Peter N. Bowers
Reading comprehension instruction and intervention: Promoting inference making
Kristen L. McMaster and Christine A. Espin
Theoretically guided interventions for adolescents who are poor readers
Sharon Vaughn and Colby Hall
Child characteristics by instruction interactions, literacy, and implications for theory and practice
Carol McDonald Connor and Frederick J. Morrison
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CJCR – Reading skills
BISAC Subject: LAN013000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reading Skills
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017007488 | Marc record