Teacher Action Research Paper on Reading Deficiencies in 2nd Grade Students

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NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
MATL Action Research Project
VERIFICATION COVER SHEET

MATL Student Name and NSU ID

ARP School Site Where Project was Implemented: ___________________ Elementary School Dates of Implementation: AUGUST 2008 – JANUARY 2009
School Site Address and Phone:

ARP One-sentence Problem Statement: By incorporating cooperative learning, guided reading and Reader’s Theatre, this research educator improved nineteen second grade at risk students reading comprehension levels by increasing their Oral Reading Fluency levels by 30% after ten weeks of implemented activity. (to be completed by the verifier)

To the verifier: Please write a very brief overview statement (three to five sentences) acknowledging that this project occurred and was shared with you by the above student. Please comment on the impact of the project (Handwritten):

Mrs. ____________________ began this project and implemented strategies to assist 2nd grade students with reading comprehension. I observed her class on Dec 10, 2008 during cooperative learning. The students were actively engaged in Buddy Reading and they discussed the story with graphic organizers and higher order questions. It was evident that the students were grasping a great deal.

Verifier’s Signature/Date: SB2/24/2009

Advisor’s Name: Final Grade: P F

Advisor’s Signature/Date: Course: MATL ARP

|Course Prefix and Number: EDU 661 |CRN: 34540/RR3 |Term: 200830 | | | |Winter 2008 | |Site: NSU Skylight/ WebCt/ No Site Assigned |Advisor/Instructor’s Name: Ratliff/Johnston |

Student Agreement Regarding the Use of
Applied Field Experience Course Assignments

I, --------------------------------------------, do hereby acknowledge my
(Student’s name, printed)
understanding of the requirements of the assignments for this course, as outlined in the syllabus, the instructions that my Instructor/Advisor has given to me, and other materials that I have received. I understand that this course is designed to provide me with the opportunity to obtain first-hand experience with the process of designing and implementing an action research project and the completion of a final report. I understand that all documents submitted and approved by my Instructor are for the purpose of completing the course requirements and that I may not submit any part of this project for publication or presentation at any meetings or conferences. In addition, I will protect the privacy of my subjects by ensuring that no personally identifiable data will be included in my proposal, final report, and any other documents created for this course.

____________________ July 10, 2009
(Student’s signature) (date)

___________________________ _________________ (Instructor’s/Advisor’s signature) (date)

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Teaching 2nd Grade Students Reading Strategies for Better Comprehension

by
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Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Education

Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

February 2009

Abstract

2009. MATL Action Research Project. Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education and Human Services and Pearson Skylight Professional Development.

Teaching 2nd Grade Students Reading Strategies for Better Comprehension

This project was designed to improve the reading skills of the second grade at-risk students in an inner city elementary school. This action research project was implemented during the dates of August 2008 and...
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