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MS in Literacy Education




The ability for students to comprehend what is being read is an essential skill that is necessary for success in academics and career readiness. It is crucial that each student knows how to read and derive meaning from a text. This study examines the question: how can close reading a text be used to improve students’ comprehension? Audio recordings, discussions, and interviews proved differences between the students’ comprehension of a text through a close read and a general reading strategy. The findings showed improvement in the students’ understanding of a text and provides implications that the teachers should evolve instructional practices to meet the needs of the common core and allow for students to become confident in reading harder texts.

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