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EDUC 6707 The Developing Reader, Grades 4–6: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6707 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Brown, R. (2008). The road not yet taken: A transactional strategies approach to comprehension instruction. The Reading Teacher, 61(7), 538–547.

Coiro, J. (2003). Reading comprehension on the Internet: Expanding our understanding of reading comprehension to encompass new literacies. The Reading Teacher, 56(5), 458–464.

Duke, N. K., Purcell-Gates, V., Hall, L. A., & Tower, C. (2007) Authentic literacy activities for developing comprehension and writing. The Reading Teacher, 60(4), 345–355.

Hall, L. A., & Piazza, S. V. (2008). Critically reading texts: What students do and how teachers can help. The Reading Teacher, 62(1), 32–41.

Hartman, D. K., & Hartman, J. A. (1993). Reading across texts: Expanding the role of the reader. The Reading Teacher, 47(3), 202–211.

Henk, W. A., & Melnick, S. A. (1995). The Reader Self-Perception Scale (RSPS): A new tool for measuring how children feel about themselves as readers. The Reading Teacher, 48(6), 470–482.

Hunsberger, P. (2007). Where am I? A call for connectedness in literacy. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(3), 420–424.

Kucan, L. (2007). Insights from teachers who analyzed transcripts of their own classroom discussions. The Reading Teacher, 61(3), 228–236.

McDaniel, C. (2004). Critical literacy: A questioning stance and the possibility for change. The Reading Teacher, 57(5), 472–480.

Pitcher, S. M., Albright, L. K., DeLaney, C. J., Walker, N. T., Seunarinesingh, K., Mogge, et al. (2007). Assessing adolescents’ motivation to read. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(5), 378–396.

Sweeny, S. M. (2007). Reading for technology savvy students: Utilizing choice of multi-modal texts to engage students in content literacy. New England Reading Association Journal, 43(1), 15–22.

Zambo, D. (2007). Using picture books to provide archetypes to young boys: Extending the ideas of William Brozo. The Reading Teacher, 61(2), 124–131.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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