Research has shown that about a quarter of secondary school students fail to achieve the level of text comprehension needed to understand their school textbooks. Camille Welie investigates predictors of expository text comprehension in a sample of pupils in the second year of Dutch secondary education. He investigates whether four components of reading comprehension – knowledge of connectives, text reading fluency, text structure inference skill and reading motivation – have unique predictive value for individual differences in expository text comprehension.
C.J.M. Welie: Individual Differences in Reading Comprehension. A Componential Approach to Eighth Graders’ Expository Text Comprehension.
Prof. F. Kuiken
Dr J.J.M. Schoonen (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
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