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The highest human abilities- perceptual, intellectual, and linguistic- interact and support each other during the act of reading. The processing and assimilating of written information is the single goal of reading. The complex mental process that is used when a reader encounters a variety of materials that satisfy many needs and purposes cannot be easily dissected into a hierarchy of skills, but is represented by a large number of interrelated skills that gradually develop. The total process of reading is impaired if any major function or part prevents adequate performance, thereby preventing literacy. It is vital to note that the reading act is the processing not only of written language but all forms of communicating information. The ability to comprehend ideas presented in graphic forms other than printed language is an integral part of the reading process.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Ned Ratekin


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