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Reading comprehension--Study and teaching;


Can comprehension strategies be taught as a learning skill for expository text reading in content area? What strategies in combination best benefit the reading comprehension of students who struggle with reading? How can reading comprehension strategies be taught so that skills are maintained and transferred across settings? In her book Exploring the Literature of Fact, Barbara Moss (2003) suggests that the items needed to be successful in reading nonfiction include accessing quality literature, learning reading strategies, understanding the use of text structure, and responding to the literature.

The following literature review will define reading comprehension using nonfiction material. The research that shows the current state of developing comprehension in nonfiction will increase student knowledge base. The literature review will show how understanding the use of text structure can give students a strategy in understanding how to read nonfiction reading material. There is a difference in reading material in a fiction book and reading a science textbook. Students need to be taught how to use those strategies in order to understand what he/she has read. This literature review will state strategies that can assist with comprehending what a student has read and taking the time to apply those strategies in order to build a deeper understanding of the material.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Lynn Ethan Nielsen


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