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Master of Arts in Education (Literacy and Language Development)

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College Of Education And Leadership

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Second grade (Education); Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Elementary)


Some second grade students have difficulty comprehending what they read. This can be due to students not focusing on the plot of the story. This study investigates whether developing questions before, during, and after reading increases reading comprehension. During this six week study, four students who struggled with comprehension, were explicitly taught how to develop questions and then were given time to practice this strategy. A pretest and a posttest were given in order to evaluate student progress. This research shows that the questioning comprehension strategy had a positive impact on most students' comprehension.


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