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Reading Comprehension Profile of Czech Garden Variety Poor Readers

Pavla Presslerova

doi: 10.18355/PG.2016.5.2.424-442

Abstract
The aim of this study is to analyze the reading comprehension skills of garden variety poor readers (further referred to as GVPR) in the 4th grade. This group of students is rather incoherent and compared to special educational needs pupils GVPR are rarely targeted with intervention or diagnosis. From the total of 134 tested students, 16 students were found underachieving in all criterion-referenced tests and have therefore, in all of their results, been placed in the lowest quartile of all students. Furthermore, the GVPR’s results pointed out underachievement in not only decoding, but also in reading comprehension. Finally, the study contains a more detailed description of the reading profile of a GVPR.

Key words
decoding, poor reader, reading comprehension, reading deficit, reading literacy

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