The interactive theory of reading postulates that reading combines two types of processes: the top-down, or reader based, approach and the bottom-up, or text based, approach. This theory states that both these approaches interact to give the reader a hypothesis or prediction about the text. When the reader does not form an immediate prediction, he reads more closely.
This theory also postulates that the reader eventually settles upon an interpretation of a text using a combination of lower-level comprehension skills and a variety of higher-level comprehension skills. In other words, the interactive theory of reading claims that readers have an automatic recognition of words and ideas that tap into their lower-level comprehension processing but eventually bring in the logic and knowledge of the topic and the world that tap into their higher-level comprehension processing. This means readers must have the ability to use context clues to understand unfamiliar words as well as background knowledge on a topic in order to get the full effect of the text. The interactive theory of reading assumes that these processes work parallel with each other, and failure to use both processes results in the reader not having the ability to understand the written work fully.Learn More
Online reading programs are effective and fun for children and give parents a way to teach their children when they cannot be as hands-on as they may like, according to TopTenReviews. In 2014, TopTenReviews said ClickN Read Phonics, TNT Reading Tutor and the Red Apple Reading Complete Package are effective.Full Answer >
Some children may have difficulties reading due to a learning disability in reading comprehension, role models who may not read much or speak English, inexperience with the concept of reading and the absence of critical reading skills. The lack of authorities being able to pinpoint the true reason behind a child’s struggle to read also plays a large part.Full Answer >
Reading Rockets notes there are many examples of informal reading inventories including print concepts, rhyming exercises, word blending and phoneme segmentation. Students being tested should have a distraction-free environment, which may mean keeping non-testing students occupied with other activities.Full Answer >
The Lexia Reading program is available for purchase from Family Literacy Centers. The program is called Lexia Reading Core5 and is available for home use, notes the Family Literacy Centers website.Full Answer >