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MS in Literacy Education



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Joellen Maples


This action research investigates how a daily, structured literacy intervention effects struggling readers‟ comprehension. Struggling readers lack the literacy foundations needed to be successful readers and make meaning from text. A variety of data was collected including the following: teacher interviews, student questionnaires, Running Reading Records and field observation notes. The data show three emerging themes: developing mastery in literacy learning, belonging to a community of learners and building positive self-esteem: the link between literacy learning and behavior. The results showed that struggling readers benefit from a daily, structured literacy intervention that focuses on the key literacy foundations needed for comprehension.

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