Marcela Ruiz, Meneses, Alejandra.
Reading Research Quarterly.
Although literacy achievement has improved in Chile, adolescents underperformance in reading comprehension is still a serious concern. In English, core academic?language skills (CALS) have been found to significantly predict reading comprehension, even controlling for academic vocabulary knowledge. CALS are high?utility language skills that support reading comprehension across school content areas. Guided by an operational definition of Spanish CALS (S?CALS), three….