Assessment of Silent Reading Efficiency


“The Decline of Comprehension-Based Silent Reading Efficiency in the United States: A Comparison of Current Data with Performance in 1960” appeared in Reading Research Quarterly in 2016. While there are endless debates about reading pedagogy, there is consensus that the best way to assess silent reading efficiency is by measuring eye movements. Continue reading

Memory Book

Howard Engel, 2005.

Memory Book by Howard Engel is the most recent of his Benny Cooperman detective novels. In addition to being a good mystery, the protagonist solves the mystery after suffering a head injury which creates alexia sine agraphia, i.e., he can write but he cannot read. The stimulus for Engel writing this book is his own stroke which produced the symptoms of his protagonist and the rehabilitation experience. Continue reading