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ERIC Number: ED591685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 133
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-4385-3503-9
An Examination of Teaching Strategies for Reading and Testing in Digital Format
Burnett, Tracy R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy, and the standardized assessments that test students on these standards, focus on students' ability to navigate online text and require students to comprehend, analyze, and make inferences about complex texts in both print and digital format. While the ability to read digital text with a high level of comprehension is necessary for 21st Century learners, the transition from reading printed text to reading digital forms of text has posed new challenges for novice readers in learning to execute the processes of deep reading that promote comprehension (Singer & Alexander, 2017). The purpose of this phenomenological study was to identify teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of strategies and practices utilized by high-performing schools to build comprehension of digital text and prepare their students for online testing in English Language Arts. Twenty elementary school teachers were identified through social media as meeting the criteria for a purposeful sampling of educators who provided ELA/Literacy instruction in high performing schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Research results, obtained through In-depth Individual Interviews (IDI), indicated that providing reading instruction in print and online, as well as facilitating conversations about text, providing opportunities for instruction and practice of close reading strategies, writing responses to text, and taking practice assessments can build the deep reading skills necessary for success in reading deeply and testing in online formats. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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