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ERIC Number: ED420837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 15
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Encouraging the Reluctant Reader: Using a Think-Aloud Protocol To Discover Strategies for Reading Success.
Cullum, Linda
A study examined the reading strategies of a "reluctant reader," a bright and accomplished fifth grader whose achievements had not as yet included a love of reading or very good comprehension skills. Subject of the study, a female, was an excellent student at a private school where whole language, reading and writing groups, and individualized reading are stressed. A read-aloud, think-aloud protocol was used to determine which of the student's reading processes were serving her well and which were in need of development. Results indicated that her lack of involvement with the text and ignoring of grammatical clues led to her inability to fully comprehend the meaning of the text. Findings suggest, after some practice with the protocol, the student progressed toward increased confidence in her own meaning-making capabilities and took more pleasure in reading. (Contains 8 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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