Sunday, September 15, 2013

Abstract- Reading Comprehension

Does Using Graphic Organizers and
Picture Books
Increase Fourth Grade Students

Reading Comprehension?

One of the main components of reading is the ability to understand what was read. Reading comprehension is a skill that must be mastered at a young age in order for students to effectively learn. In my fourth grade class, I am interested to see the impact of using picture books to introduce a variety of comprehension skills. Each week, a new skill is introduced on Monday. After the skill has been introduced, students will use a graphic organizer to practice the skill. Multiple opportunities to practice the skill will be given during the week. At the end of the week, students will be tested on that specific skill. The expected outcome I would like to see is by using hands-on, engaging activities to practice skills, students test scores will increase.