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Doctoral Dissertations

2016

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Fifth Graders' Reading Choices, Janelle Dugger Bouknight May 2016

Fifth Graders' Reading Choices, Janelle Dugger Bouknight

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This study sought to determine whether students were capable of selecting appropriately leveled text for independent reading and whether students read those books once they were selected. A sample size of 155 students from a metropolitan area of the southeastern United States was studied. During the first interview, the researcher collected data concerning how the student selected the book. The student was then allowed to take the book home. A follow-up interview consisted of having the student read a pre-selected portion of the text and was followed by three comprehension questions. Researcher compared the readability level as determined by Lexile ...