On My Mind…Reading on the Internet

I recently read a few interesting articles in my EDU800 Research Foundations course on reading hypertext. My studies prompted me to do a little more research due to my curiosities with web reading and researching for classroom learning. I feel assumptions are sometimes made when assigning students web reading work. As a profession, I feel we assume students (oftentimes middle schoolers) have the necessary skills to read web materials to acquire knowledge which they will then apply to classroom activities or projects. Web reading is a very complex process and many learner variables need to be considered so that classrooms can capitalize on reading through connectivity. Listed below are some additional articles or research articles I read to grow my understanding of the why, how and what of web reading for lower elementary students as well as middle school students.

  • Coiro, J., Dobler, E. (2007). Exploring the Online Reading Comprehension Strategies Used by Sixth-Grade Skilled Readers to Search for and Locate Information on the Internet, 42(2), 214-257.
  • Sayler, D. (2015). Reading the Web: Internet Guided Reading with Young Children. Reading Teacher, 69(1), 35-39.
  • Wang, T. (2011). Developing Web-based Assessment Strategies for Facilitating Junior High School Students to Perform Self-regulating in an E-Learning Environment. Computers & Education, 57(2), 1801-812.