Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving the Reading Comprehension of Secondary Students : Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities

  title={Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving the Reading Comprehension of Secondary Students : Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities},
  author={Silvana Maria Russo Watson and Robert A. Gable and Sabra B. Gear and Kimberly Hughes},
Reading comprehension is a complex skill that places significant demands on students, beginning with elementary school and continuing through the secondary grades. In this article, we provide an overview of possible factors associated with problems in reading comprehension among secondary students with learning disabilities. Discussion underscores the fact that comprehension problems are evidenced by a heterogeneous group of students. We argue that it is important for teachers to align an… CONTINUE READING

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