It amazes me that reading is such a complex process – I guess because I haven’t really thought about it before this class. Gough’s model (bottoms-up model) states that basic or lower level skills must be mastered before advancing to higher order skills. I believe that in reading, as well as math, all skills are built upon the foundation. Students must learn phonemic awareness and decoding before they can begin to focus on comprehension.

Rumelhart’s Interactive Model shows that different processors work simultaneously when reading. In his research he found that often times higher order skills would help lower order skills, such as using context clues to recognize a word. 

Rumelhart’s Interactive Model is most similar to Adams’s model because Adams also believed that there were many processors working simultaneously while reading. All the reading models show that reading is a complex process, but I believe that Adams’s model is the most developed, and is the most reliable.

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