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ERIC Number: EJ846073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Reading Comprehension Strategy: Rainbow Dots
Moore, Claire; Lo, Lusa
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v9 n1 p124-127 Spr 2008
An action research study was conducted using the Rainbow Dots strategy to evaluate its effectiveness on reading comprehension skills in a third-grade class with students both with and without a specific learning disability. Results of the study indicated that students' overall performances in reading comprehension have increased. Students also reported that the Rainbow Dots strategy provided them with guidance during reading. They were excited to read a new text and able to utilize all four taught strategies easily: visualization (yellow), summarization (green), inferences (red), and connections (blue). The Rainbow Dots strategy can be modified and used with texts in different languages. The authors encourage teachers to check in with individual students and monitor their understanding and usage of each strategy regularly. Students who misunderstand or misuse strategies will require additional individual instruction and practice. Depending on the students' levels, teachers can include additional reading comprehension strategies such as questioning (purple dots), rereading (orange dots), and using context clues (black dots). (Contains 1 figure.)
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A