Now in its third edition, Teaching Reading Comprehension Processesis a comprehensive and eclectic text that encourages critical thinkingand challenges readers to examine preconceived ideas about teachingcomprehension. Renowned comprehension expert Judith Irwin presentsan overview of the relationship among the reader, the text, and the situation,and how it affects the reading process. In light of the increasinglydiverse constitution of the U.S. student body, she suggests that weview the classroom, the school, and the community as connected parts of alarger society, and offers a rich collection of studies and researchfrom over 35 years experience as a wonderful resource for pre-service andpracticing teachers. New features to this edition include:* Current perspectives on teaching critical literacy, media literacy,and computer literacy to highlight the importance of informationconveyed through popular culture, images, and song.* Updated examples of the effect of the socio-cultural context on readingcomprehension.* A wealth of practical applications combining holistic practiceswith cognitive teaching.