Reinterpreting the development of reading skills

  title={Reinterpreting the development of reading skills},
  author={Scott George Paris},
  journal={Reading Research Quarterly},
  • S. Paris
  • Published 6 April 2005
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Reading Research Quarterly
Theories about reading have neglected basic differences in the developmental trajectories of skills related to reading. This essay proposes that some reading skills, such as learning the letters of the alphabet, are constrained to small sets of knowledge that are mastered in relatively brief periods of development. In contrast, other skills, such as vocabulary, are unconstrained by the knowledge to be acquired or the duration of learning. The conceptual, developmental, and methodological… 

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