Drawing on Text Features for Reading Comprehension and Composing

Authors


e-mail victoria.j.risko@vanderbilt.edu.

e-mail doris.walker-dalhouse@marquette.edu.

e-mail erinelizabeth721@gmail.com.

e-mail ali.r.wilson@gmail.com.

Abstract

Students read multiple-genre texts such as graphic novels, poetry, brochures, digitized texts with videos, and informational and narrative texts. Features such as overlapping illustrations and implied cause-and-effect relationships can affect students' comprehension. Teaching with these texts and drawing attention to organizational features hold promise for deepening students' interest, engagement, and comprehension and enhancing complexity of their compositions.

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