Date of Award/Publication

Fall 2010

Document Type


Degree Name

MS in Literacy Education



First Supervisor

Joellen Maples


When students struggle with reading comprehension they are at a severe disadvantage. They do not retain what has been read and eventually become dissuaded by reading altogether. The purpose of this action research was to discover which guided reading strategies should be implemented to help develop comprehension skills. comprehension. Educational professionals and theorists have determined that focused intensive instruction of reading strategies will improve reading The methods used in this study included pre-reading strategies, during reading strategies, and post-reading strategies specifically modified to improve comprehension. Over the course of eleven weeks multiple lessons and activities were tailored and implemented to fit the needs of a struggling reader, pre-reading strategies were found to have the greatest impact on comprehension.

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