Question: Is poor readers’ comprehension in oral reading and listening equal to comprehension in silent reading?
Answer: “For students in grades three to five, poor readers’ comprehension was equal in oral reading and listening, but worse in silent reading.” SD Miller. 1985.p. 208.
Comment: How can you improve silent reading when oral reading and listening comprehension are better? The Directed reading assignment. It could be that background knowledge on the topic, vocabulary and purpose for reading are the stumbling blocks to comprehending silent reading. Build background knowledge on the topic, pre-teach the vocabulary and set purpose for reading. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1986), 198-215.