Skip to content
Journal article

Teaching reading comprehension strategies to students with learning disabilities: A review of research

Gersten R, Fuchs L, Williams J, Baker S ...see all

Review of Educational Research, vol. 71, issue 2 (2001) pp. 279-320

  • 3

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A

    Citations

    Citations of this article.
  • N/A

    Views

    ScienceDirect users who have downloaded this article.
Sign in to save reference

Abstract

We review the body of research on reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities. First, we describe the factors that lead to the comprehension difficulties of these students. Next we describe our procedures for reviewing the literature on effective instructional methods for this population. Next we review the body of studies involving instructional methods for improving the comprehension of narrative text This is followed by the research on techniques for improving the comprehension of expository text. We conclude with a discussion of ongoing,issues in the field-in particular, (a) the increased use of socially mediated instruction, (b) the need to teach multiple strategies to students to improve comprehension, and (c) controversies in how important it is to explicitly teach specific strategies versus merely providing flexible frameworks to structure dialogue on texts read.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Authors

  • Russell Gersten

  • Lynn S Fuchs

  • Joanna P Williams

  • Scott K Baker

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below