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Keywords

Group reading; Compensatory education;

Abstract

This study examined the effects of integrating The Traits of Effective Readers into student-led literature circle discussion groups within the Title I reading classroom. This research was conducted with fourth grade students in an attempt to see if this method of instruction improved students' reading comprehension and motivation. The researcher was the teacher in the Title I classroom, and acted as a facilitator within the literature circle discussions.

The study results showed gains in students' comprehension in varying degrees, depending largely on the assessment used. Results from the attitude survey, however, showed that student motivation toward reading was significantly improved. The researcher recommends continued research using the Six Traits model integrated into student-led discussion groups to further explore the effects of this method of instruction with struggling readers.

Year of Submission

2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Timothy G. Weih

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (20 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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