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Increasing Comprehension Levels Through Content-Specific Vocabulary

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2016
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The objective of my study is to determine if explicitly teaching content-specific vocabulary can increase reading comprehension in low expectancy students. I have created a pre/post assessment cycle design that tests reading comprehension and familiarity with vocabulary specific to the unit being taught. Participants include 26 fourth graders at Park Lakes Elementary. A pretest will be given, 5 lessons taught, and then a posttest. Pretest and posttest scores will be analyzed, to track learning gains and the validity of explicitly teaching vocabulary to increase comprehension. All 26 students are expected to earn a higher score on the posttest, compared to the pretest. After result analyzation, I will report concluding results. My intent is to evaluate this technique with the hope that it will be an effective teaching strategy that will improve low expectancy student scores on the ELA area of the Florida Standardized Assessments.
Title: Increasing Comprehension Levels Through Content-Specific Vocabulary.
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Name(s): Alexandre, Chandani
Dassa, Lori
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
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Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The objective of my study is to determine if explicitly teaching content-specific vocabulary can increase reading comprehension in low expectancy students. I have created a pre/post assessment cycle design that tests reading comprehension and familiarity with vocabulary specific to the unit being taught. Participants include 26 fourth graders at Park Lakes Elementary. A pretest will be given, 5 lessons taught, and then a posttest. Pretest and posttest scores will be analyzed, to track learning gains and the validity of explicitly teaching vocabulary to increase comprehension. All 26 students are expected to earn a higher score on the posttest, compared to the pretest. After result analyzation, I will report concluding results. My intent is to evaluate this technique with the hope that it will be an effective teaching strategy that will improve low expectancy student scores on the ELA area of the Florida Standardized Assessments.
Identifier: FA00005563 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
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