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ERIC Number: ED542332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 121
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
How Fifth-Grade Students Use Story Mapping to Aid Their Reading Comprehension
Weih, Timothy G.
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This thesis examined the reading comprehension process of three fifth-grade students who demonstrated the ability to read and write fluently but had difficulties remembering and understanding important information about what they read. The aim of this research was to develop and implement an effective teaching strategy for low-achieving students not qualifying for special education services. The study addressed one question: How will low-achieving students not qualifying for special education services use story mapping to aid their reading comprehension? Three fifth-grade boys were selected from the researcher's class of 19 students. The three that were selected were the only students in the researcher's class that fit the profile required by the researcher. The research models that were the basis for this study came from the work of Lawrence-Lightfoot and Davis (1997), Maykut and Morehouse (1994), and Merriam (1998). Using qualitative methodology, case study profiles emerged from description and interpretation within the context of the setting. The perspectives of the participants were discovered. Data collection methods included pre and posttests, observations, researcher notes, interviews, and documents. The participants kept free-write journals as they read narrative stories. Recursive, audiotaped interviews were held with each participant. The constant comparative method of data analysis was employed along with triangulation of the findings. The findings indicated that the research participants demonstrated enhanced reading comprehension following treatment lessons in story mapping. The following are appended: (1) Review of Literature Search Documentation; (2) The Wichita State University Application for Project/Proposal Approval Institutional Review Board (IRB); (3) Internal Review Board Approval Letter; (4) District Consent Letter; (5) Research Audit Trail and Timeline; (6) Participant Consent Form; (7) Field Notes From an Observation; (8) Transcription of an Interview; (9) List of Stories Used For Reading Lessons; (10) Story Map; and (11) Story Quiz. (Contains 4 tables and 7 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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