Connecting Reading to Writing: At-Risk Readers' Comprehension Acquisition via Discussion Groups With Active Readers.
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Earl H. Cheek
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.
Medver, Jane Ann, "Connecting Reading to Writing: At-Risk Readers' Comprehension Acquisition via Discussion Groups With Active Readers." (1996). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 6207.