Talking to an Author: Readers Taking Charge of the Reading Process
by Margaret G. McKeown & Isabel L. Beck — 1998
In prior work in the intermediate grades, we had repeatedly seen students experiencing difficulty in understanding their textbooks and blaming themselves for not understanding the material. Our observations came from a series of studies, conducted in fifth to eighth grades, in which we probed students' interactions with textbook passages and interviewed students to trace their understandings of social studies topics they had studied in school, chiefly through reading textbooks.
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