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Reading Strategies for Expository and Literary Text Types


by Richard Beach & Deborah Appleman 1984

In this chapter, we will posit three basic points regarding different types of reading: (a) that texts, including expository and literary texts, differ considerably according to their organizational structure; (b) that these different structures require different reading strategies; and (c) that readers' ability to employ these strategies varies with their cognitive skills and prior knowledge.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 83, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 5, 1984, p. 115-143
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19159, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 5:15:15 AM

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  • Richard Beach
    University of Minnesota
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    RICHARD W. BEACH is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.
  • Deborah Appleman
    University of Minnesota
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    DEBORAH APPLEMAN is a lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education University of Minnesota.
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