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Table of Contents

Overview

14 Cognitive Elements of Reading
- 1. Reading Comp.
2. Language Comp.
- 3. Background
- 4. Linguistic
- 5. Phonology
- 6. Syntax
- 7. Semantics
- 8. Decoding
- 9. Cipher
- 10. Lexical
- 11. Phoneme
- 12. Alphabetic
- 13. Letter
- 14. Concepts

Reading Assessment Techniques

Research Evidence

Using the Framework

Acknowledgements

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Related Resources
Glossary of reading terms

Instructional Resources - Literary References

Instructional Resources - Instructional Activities

Language Comprehension

Visual Map of the Cognitive Elements of Reading To read and understand text, a child needs to be able to understand language. Before expecting a child to be able to read and understand a story, the question should be asked, "Could the child understand this story if it was read TO her?" An essential aspect of language comprehension hinges on the ability to draw inferences and appreciate implications--it is important to understand both the explicit and implicit messages contained in language.

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The resources listed on this website are from a past project. The Reading Assessment Database and external links have not been updated since 2009.

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