Date of Award

1996

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Earl H. Cheek

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore an alternative method of comprehension acquisition for at-risk readers. This study examined the following aspects of a classroom reading program as it pertained to the at-risk reader: (a) an overview of at-risk behaviors, (b) the reading/writing connection, (c) reading methods and philosophies, (d) grouping techniques, and (e) comprehension acquisition. The focus of the study was to investigate the actions of four at-risk readers as they interacted with active readers (peers) in flexible, heterogenous groups in order to discuss and comprehend text. By providing in-depth descriptions of the four at-risk readers, this study presented valuable insights into an alternative reading method that benefited at-risk readers in both comprehension and writing.

ISBN

9780591035230

Pages

169

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