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.