ERIC Number: ED479914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-May
Improving Student Academic Reading Achievement through the Use of Multiple Intelligence Teaching Strategies.
This report describes an action research project improving student academic reading achievement. The targeted population consisted of fifth grade students in a growing suburb of a major midwestern metropolitan area. The evidence for existence of the problem included student surveys, assessments, teacher observations and checklists. Analysis of probable cause data revealed some students were not motivated to meet or exceed expectations in reading comprehension on classroom assessments, district tests, and state evaluations. The lack of students' skills to read strategically and for better comprehension was observed by the teacher. A review of solution strategies suggested by knowledgeable others, combined with an analysis of the problem setting, resulted in the selection of two major categories of intervention: multiple intelligences strategies, and guided practice of reading skills. Post-intervention data indicated an increase on reading skill tests, improved motivation to read, increased on-task behavior, and improved cooperative learning skills used with multiple intelligences strategies. (Contains 22 references and 3 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Research Project, Saint Xavier University and SkyLight Professional Development Field-Based Master's Program.