Revisiting Silent Reading
Silent Reading and Online Reading Comprehension
Jacquelynn A. Malloy
Jill M. Castek
Donald J. Leu
As educators prepare students for an increasingly wired and connected world, it becomes imperative to provide instruction and practice in reading in online environments as well as in print text formats. This chapter addresses the similarities and differences between print text reading and reading online, highlighting the complex decision-making processes that are required for effective and efficient online reading. Based on the findings of a three-year research initiative with adolescent students, the important elements of online reading comprehension are described and explored, with implications for educators and researchers. Practical suggestions to guide classroom teachers in integrating sustained reading and writing experiences in their classrooms are provided.
Malloy, J.A., Castek, J.M., & Leu, D.J. (2010).
Silent Reading and Online Reading Comprehension.
In E.H. Hiebert, & D. Reutzel (Eds.), Revisiting Silent Reading (pp. 221-240). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.