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From submarine to summary: Reciprocal Teaching in action in the kindergarten classroom


2009 2009

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Research Question. How will utilizing the Reciprocal Teaching strategies of summarizing, clarifying, questioning and predicting with read-alouds impact kindergarten students' comprehension of text?

Research Activities. This research explores the application of Reciprocal Teaching (RT) in the kindergarten classroom. Context. The study took place in a self-contained kindergarten class at a public K–2 school. The research focused on four students identified for their differing levels of academic mastery and social development. Methods and Data. The inquiry lasted a period of five weeks, for a total of twenty sessions. It utilized the RT strategies of summarizing, questioning, clarifying and predicting in a small group setting with the use of read-alouds as a means for kindergarteners to access text. Data sets included a pre-inquiry and post-inquiry interview of attitudes toward reading, and understanding of strategies and their application. Pre-inquiry, mid-inquiry and post-inquiry assessments were made of students' strategy knowledge and application. In addition, observational notes were taken during each session and discussions were recorded via audiotape. Results showed that students exposed to the RT strategies in the context of read-alouds increased their ability to comprehend text as seen though their knowledge of the RT strategies and their application. These strategies also impacted students' overall understanding of reading and how to better understand the text they are presented.

Grade Level. Kindergarten

Data Collection Methods. Observation-Field Notes, Audio Recordings, Student Interviews

Curriculum Areas. English Language Arts, Reading

Instructional Approaches. Teacher Modeling, Group Discussions, Read-alouds

Indexing (details)


Subject
Early childhood education;
Literacy;
Reading instruction;
Curriculum development
Classification
0518: Early childhood education
0535: Literacy
0535: Reading instruction
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education
Title
From submarine to summary: Reciprocal Teaching in action in the kindergarten classroom
Author
Goss, Lauren
Number of pages
53
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0029
Source
MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109360509
Advisor
Rutherford, Martha
University/institution
University of California, Davis
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1471215
ProQuest document ID
304849955
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304849955
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