Picture this. What do you Mean?. Dr. Constance Ulmer Appalachian State University Summer 2008. Order of the Day. What is Reading Comprehension? Reading as literacy ? Who are our readers? How can we help them as readers? Closure. Reading Comprehension.
Dr. Constance Ulmer
Appalachian State University
“ We define reading comprehension as the process of simultaneously extracting and constructing meaning through interaction and involvement with written language. We use the words extracting and constructing to emphasize both the importance and the insufficiency of the text as a determinant of reading comprehension” NLA
entails three elements:
Rand report, Reading for Understanding (2002)
ContextRosenblatt’s Reader Response & the Transactional Model