Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)
This study examines the use of a reading approach that is student-centered and allows the different levels of comprehension to be developed through individual conferences. This paper illustrates the implementation of Reader's Workshop in a fifth grade classroom. It has been added to a reading program to enhance the students' reading experiences and help improve comprehension test scores. Twenty-three fifth grade students from a rural area were taught how to use Reader's Workshop and why it would help prepare them to be lifelong readers. The study focuses on comprehension skills that were taught and monitored during the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. District assessments were administered at the beginning and end of the semester. The results indicate that student comprehension scores showed growth, particularly in inferential reading comprehension.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn E. Nielsen
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©2013 Ashlea M. Ahrenholtz
Ahrenholtz, Ashlea M., "Reader's workshop: A new approach to integrating literacy" (2013). Graduate Research Papers. 55.