Improving comprehension and vocabulary through small group instruction with second grade students

Renee Wojkiewicz

Abstract

Literacy continues to be an area of focus in today’s classrooms. Learning to reading and reading to learn are a large part of what teachers are teaching in classrooms. Students that struggle with reading need extra support. The following research closely examines the use of small group intervention within the classroom setting to support readers struggling with vocabulary and comprehension skills. The study used formal and informal assessments to measure growth of four second grade students. The assessments were administered pre and post intervention over the course of six weeks. The results are presented as well as the strengths and limitations of the study. The researcher also made recommendations for each student involved in the study.