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Sheri R. Parris, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Education program at Concordia University Texas. Previously, she was a high school English language arts teacher and a middle school computer literacy teacher, and held a variety of educational research positions. Dr. Parris’s areas of expertise include reading comprehension, adolescent literacy, and neuroscience as it relates to literacy, learning, and child development, with an emphasis on at-risk populations. She has coauthored numerous book chapters and journal articles.
Kathy Headley, PhD, is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development and Professor of Literacy in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. Dr. Headley began her career as a teacher and reading specialist in Georgia. Her areas of expertise include adolescent literacy and writing, with specialized interests in comprehension and vocabulary. She has published articles in leading literacy journals and served on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Sheri R. Parris and Kathy Headley I. Comprehension Instruction within Theoretical Frameworks 1. Beyond Borders: A Global Perspective on Reading Comprehension, Sheri R. Parris, Linda B. Gambrell, and Andreas Schleicher 2. Comprehension Instruction from a Critical Theory Viewpoint, Bogum Yoon 3. Using Inquiry Dialogue to Promote the Development of Argument Skills: Possibilities, Challenges, and New Directions, Alina Reznitskaya, Judy Yu-Li Hsu, and Richard C. Anderson 4. Reading Comprehension, Embodied Cognition, and Dual Coding Theory, Mark Sadoski 5. Executive Function and Reading Comprehension: The Critical Role of Cognitive Flexibility, Kelly B. Cartwright 6. Metacognition in Comprehension Instruction: New Directions, Linda Baker, Laura U. DeWyngaert, and Alisa Zeliger-Kandasamy 7. Constructivist Theory as a Framework for Instruction and Assessment of Reading Comprehension, Donna Caccamise, Angela Friend, Megan K. Littrell-Baez, and Eileen Kintsch II. Comprehension Instruction Contexts 8. Comprehension Instruction within the Context of the Common Core, Evelyn Ford-Connors, Dana A. Robertson, Christine Leighton, Jeanne R. Paratore, C. Patrick Proctor, and Michelle Carney 9. Using Neuroscience to Inform Comprehension Instruction, Sheri R. Parris and Cathy Collins Block 10. Comprehension Instruction in Culturally Responsive Classrooms: A Review of Research and Practice, Ellen McIntyre 11. New Insights on Motivation in the Literacy Classroom, Jacquelynn A. Malloy 12. Research on Response-to-Intervention Supplemental Interventions: Where’s the Comprehension Instruction?, Deborah MacPhee, Elizabeth Bemiss, and Diane Stephens 13. Comprehension Instruction for At-Risk Students, Irma F. Brasseur-Hock, Michael F. Hock, and Donald D. Deshler 14. Comprehension Instruction for English Language Learners: New Perspectives, New Challenges, Robert Rueda, Norman J. Unrau, and Elena Son III. Comprehension Instruction in Action 15. Best Practices for Comprehension Instruction in the Elementary Classroom, Nell K. Duke and Nicole M. Martin 16. Fiction Comprehension Instruction: Attending to Characters’ and Readers’ Emotional States, Laura B. Smolkin and Erin M. McTigue 17. Improving Comprehension of Informational Texts in the Elementary Classroom, Lisa S. Pao and Joanna P. Williams 18. Best Practices for Comprehension Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey 19. Improving Comprehension of Fictional Texts in the Secondary Classroom, Tiffany Ohlson, Heather Monroe-Ossi, and Sheri R. Parris 20. Improving Comprehension of Informational Texts in the Secondary Classroom, Vicki A. Jacobs and Jacy Ippolito IV. Multimodal Literacies and Comprehension 21. Multimodal Literacy: Best Practices for Comprehension Instruction, Sally Lamping 22. Beyond Differentiation: Multimodal Literacy Learning, B. P. Laster 23. Research on Instruction and Assessment in the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension, Jill Castek, Julie Coiro, Laurie A. Henry, Donald J. Leu, and Douglas K. Hartman 24. Reading Digital: Designing and Teaching with eBooks and Digital Text, Bridget Dalton and David Rose 25. Games and Comprehension: The Importance of Specialist Language, James Paul Gee 26. New Literacies and Comprehension: Resources for Educators, Jan Lacina 27. Summing Up: Putting Comprehension Instruction in Context, Kathy Headley & Sheri R. Parris