A child must have a well-developed sense of the world around him to understand stories. In particular, the child must know about the sorts of plans people adopt, when they adopt them, and how they pursue them. This indicates that a great deal of what must be taught to enable reading is not language per se. It is, rather, world knowledge, and the processes that utilize the knowledge that constitutes the key issues in reading comprehension. We can teach the facts necessary to understand through incidental learning. But how can we teach the processes that utilize that knowledge?
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