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Content: What is Reading?

WHAT'S THE SIMPLE VIEW OF READING?

 

(1) to recognize words (decoding) 

(2) to understand their meanings (language and linguistic comprehension)

In a sense, reading happens invisibly, inside the brain. This invisible activity takes place as readers combine the process of recognizing words with the process of understanding them. The science of reading has helped us understand what occurs during this two-step process.

Reading is also about figuring out the ideas that authors want to convey. Authors express ideas by grouping words into phrases, sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and whole books.

Watch this video from Dr. Farrell about the Simple View of Reading: 

https://youtu.be/BhpHr3SC7hk

Module: Helping Students Read

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