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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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Modes Of Reading In The Elementary Classroom, Amy B. Long May 2016

Modes Of Reading In The Elementary Classroom, Amy B. Long

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This research study explores the impact of multiple text modes on student reading comprehension and literacy development in a 5th grade classroom. The research question was as follows: “How would different modes of text impact student reading comprehension?” Twenty 5th grade students took part in this study and four reading modes were explored: teacher read aloud, independent reading with a book, book on CD, and independent reading with a Nook. Data were collected over a period of four weeks through observations, surveys, comprehension checks, summaries, tracks, and discussion. Results from the data showed that students had a positive response ...