Student ID: 000270416
Assessment Code: JNT2 – Task 1 (Needs Analysis)
Mentor: Sonya Wells
August 10, 2014
Table of Contents
Summary of Instructional Problem 3
Current Conditions and Desired Conditions 4
Data Collection Processes 6
Results of Data Analysis 7
Findings of Needs Analysis 16
Goal of Instruction 17
Appendix A 19
Summary of Instructional Problem
Many students who struggle with reading ask why should we read, what is the point? The point is that being able to read opens you up a whole new world of knowledge and imagination. But to have that new world opened up you need to be able to comprehend what you are reading. The primary goal of reading is to determine the meaning of what the writer is communicating and make the most of that information. That’s why reading comprehension skills are so important. Without them the reader cannot gather any information and use it to efficiently function and enjoy the richness of life (Marshall).
There are many reasons why a student may be struggling with reading comprehension. One possibility could be the student’s low proficiency in reading fluency. When students struggle to decipher the text they are not focusing on gaining knowledge from what is being read. Leading to the fact that all of the students cognitive ability is being focused into properly reciting the correct words while little effort it put into the meaning of what is being read (Woolley, 2010). Another possible reason for reading comprehension problems may also be related to a lack of prior experiences or a lower socio-economic environment (Jitendra & Gajria, 2011). To be skilled in reading comprehension, it is essential for students to be able to associate the text with their own prior knowledge. If a student has had limited experiences or comes from an upbringing that is dissimilar from what is in the text they are reading, comprehension can be an extremely complicated task.
References: Colorado Department of Education. (n.d.). Colorado Department of Education. (Colorado Department of Education) Retrieved 8 5, 2014, from Colorado Department of Education: www.cde.state.co.us Jitendra, A Keene, E. O. (2010, March). New Horizons in Comprehension. Educational Leadership , 67 (6), pp. 69-73. Marshall, P. (n.d.). The Importance of Reading Comprehension. Retrieved 7 30, 2014, from K12Reader: K12Reader.com Woolley, G