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ERIC Number: ED467286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 61
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Comprehension: The Key to Reading Success.
Chevalier, Kim; Del Santo, Jolene; Scheiner, Deb; Skok, Elly; Tucci, Leah Rae
This report describes a program for using explicit instruction of reading strategies through the implementation of guided reading groups to improve student comprehension. The targeted population consisted of elementary school students in growing, middle class communities, located in northern Illinois. Evidence for the existence of a deficiency of reading skills included teacher surveys, reading inventories, and student interviews. After reviewing probable cause data, research revealed that students exhibited a lack of ability to use reading strategies. It was also disclosed that students did not attempt to relate what they read to what they knew. Furthermore, reports showed that materials used in classrooms were not conducive to engaging students. A review of literature provided various strategies for intervention. Research indicated that explicit instruction of reading strategies through the use of guided reading groups was a viable solution. Tools such as graphic organizers should be implemented as well as allowing ample time for independent reading. Post intervention data indicated an increase in student reading comprehension. There was also a crossover observed into other content areas. Appendixes contain the teacher survey, lesson plans, and graphic organizers. (Contains 21 references, 6 tables, and 10 figures.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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