Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Field Experience

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Ilene Ehr

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Elementary); Metacognition; Reading comprehension--Graphic methods


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of using a simple, specific inference generation technique on the reading comprehension of elementary age students that teachers can use in their classrooms. The expected result of this study is an improvement in overall reading comprehension scores due to the use of this inference generation technique. It is the hope of the researcher that, if proven effective, this technique can be useful for elementary school teachers in their efforts to improve the reading comprehension of their students. This study took place over the course of four weeks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sample population was selected from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and range in age from eight to eleven years old. The study sought to explore methods that could improve outcomes for Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10: “By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.”


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