The Relation between Reading Strategies and Reading Comprehension

  • Elisa Korthof ScienceWorks, Student Research Conference 2016


Since 2009, Dutch primary school teachers have started to explicitly teach reading strategies to their students, basing themselves on findings that the use of reading strategies can benefit children’s reading comprehension. The aim of the current study was to examine how often Dutch 5th grade students (groep 7) apply reading strategies during reading, and to re-examine the relationship between reading strategies and reading comprehension. The results of this study indicate that children (N = 116) frequently paraphrase and activate background knowledge during reading. Activating background knowledge and monitoring were positively related to reading comprehension.
How to Cite
KORTHOF, Elisa. The Relation between Reading Strategies and Reading Comprehension. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 2, dec. 2016. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019. doi: