Intervention for Struggling Readers

Topics: Teacher, Phonics, Reading, Reading comprehension, Educational psychology, Second grade / Pages: 16 (3907 words) / Published: Jan 5th, 2014
Intervention Methods for Struggling Readers: An Action Research Proposal
November 5, 2012 through March 5, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ABSTRACT ………………………………………………………………………….. .3

INTRODUCTION………………………….…………………………………………. 4

LITERATURE REVIEW………………………………………………………………6

FINDINGS ON RESEARCH ………………………………………………………….9

METHODOLOGY…..……..………………….………………………………………12

REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………..16
Abstract
The National Center for Education Statistics has reported that low-performing students have reading scores in the United States that have been on a general decline in the past ten years. Typically, there is a small group of students that enter the classroom as struggling readers. These students also have a tendency to leave the classroom at the end of the year without having improved and still being categorized as having issues with reading skills. The action research presented here will include the use of guided-reading groups to facilitate significant gains in reading ability for this group of struggling readers. Differentiated instruction will be carried out within the context of guided-reading groups. This will be facilitated by a highly-qualified instructor using techniques that have been identified through research methods to improve fluency, accuracy and comprehension in the identified students having difficulty in reading. Formative assessments will be used to inform the instruction. All instruction for these assessments will be conducted within the context of guided-reading groups. As the lessons are planned and completed, records will be kept and evaluated to identify the gains that students make in reading ability. This will help the instructor determine which activities were most significant in increasing the reading ability of the struggling students within a particular classroom.
INTRODUCTION
In the fall of 2012, a teacher with four years of teaching experience



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