ERIC Number: ED451480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
The Effect of Reading with a Partner and Participating in a Literature Discussion on Reading Comprehension.
Bower, Nancy L.
The purpose of this study was to determine if reading with a buddy and participating in a literature discussion would have an effect on reading comprehension achievement. For six weeks, seven pairs of third grade students met three times a week to read assigned material and participate in small group literature discussions to construct meaning and important events together before completing the accompanying comprehension activities individually. The remaining students read the assignments and completed comprehension activities independently. The story activities and quizzes were graded and student scores were compared. The results tend to support the hypothesis but the difference between the means of the samples was not significant. A reading survey to assess attitudes towards the benefits of reading with a partner was developed by the researcher was administered to all the students before and after the project period. Data from the posttest reading survey and journal writings showed an improvement on attitude towards reading as well as reading with a partner and participating in a literature discussion. (Contains 47 references and a table of data. Appendixes contain the reading survey and data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Kean University.