Flinders CCC Reading for Life

The Simple View of Reading

To begin with, any theory of reading instruction must have a perspective on what reading actually is.

Reading experts often refer to the Simple View of Reading (Gough and Tunmer  1986). This is a formula designed to help educators assess and assist readers.

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What are the two critical processes that underpin reading comprehension?*

Lyn Stone

Given what you know about the Simple View of Reading, are there any changes you would make to your current battery of reading assessments? Leave your thoughts below.

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