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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Comprehension

2013

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Using Reader’S Theatre In Science And The Effects On Students’ Content Knowledge, Fluency, And Comprehension, James M. Guzielek Jul 2013

Using Reader’S Theatre In Science And The Effects On Students’ Content Knowledge, Fluency, And Comprehension, James M. Guzielek

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This five week study looks at the effects of using reader’s theatre scripts while teaching a science unit. The study was looking at the impact of including reader’s theatre on five fifth grade students’ fluency, comprehension, and content knowledge. Fluency, comprehension, and assessment scores were analyzed along with observations made by the researcher. Following five weeks of using reader’s theatre in science the students demonstrated increased rates of fluency, improved content related scores on assessments, as well as showing gains in comprehension scores.


Ebook Exploration: How Ebooks Support Emergent Literacy, Amy Flynn May 2013

Ebook Exploration: How Ebooks Support Emergent Literacy, Amy Flynn

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Abstract

This research study explores how eBooks support young children’s emergent literacy development. Specifically, it focuses on what kinds and modes are available in eBooks for young children, how eBooks motivate or engage students to read and write and how they support students’ decoding and comprehension skills through a home-based qualitative active inquiry. This study took place during hour long tutoring sessions held twice per week with two elementary aged siblings in an Upstate New York middle class home. The collected data included informal and field notes, student artifacts, comprehension conversations, and student interviews. One student enjoyed reading the ...