Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Linda Gordy, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Reading comprehension--Graphic methods; Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Elementary); Graphic organizers
This paper examines the effects of the use of graphic organizers on the reading comprehension skills of three elementary school students from a large Midwestern city. Reading comprehension is a milestone skill that is essential for students to master early on, in order to be successful across disciplines. Students often struggle to comprehend informational text due to its complexity, using graphic organizers can help students learn the structure of informational text and organize the text in a way that is easier for them to comprehend. Students read about a text, organized the information in the text and wrote a summary of the information that they gathered. The researcher found that the explicit teaching on the use of graphic organizers was effective in improving the overall summary writing skills of the participants.
Banini, Sika R., "The Effects of Graphic Organizers on the Reading Comprehension of Elementary School Students" (2014). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 421.
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