Author

Jamie Utecht

Date of Award

12-10-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Michael Flaherty

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading comprehension; Reading comprehension--Study and teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of compare/contrast and cause/effect text structure instruction on fifth grade readers’ comprehension of expository text. Three fifth grade students participated in this eight-week study. During the study, the participants met with the researcher thirty minutes a day, five times a week for eight weeks. The focus of the intervention was the compare and contrast and cause and effect text structures. The students learned about the specific text structures by reading leveled passages, identifying target words, and completing a graphic organizer. The results suggested that the participants’ demonstrated growth in expository reading comprehension and knowledge of compare and contrast and cause and effect text structures, but not statistically significantly.

Rights

Open Access

OCLC Number

956447127

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