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The New Path to Building Reading Comprehension

dc.contributor.advisorHofwolt, Clifford
dc.contributor.advisorPeter, Jeanne
dc.contributor.authorDerck, Elizabeth
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department capstone projecten_US
dc.description.abstractBook reports can many times be viewed in classrooms as a means to obtain a writing sample, a time-filler or just another “thing to do.” I believe that book reports that are uniquely and purposefully crafted can be powerful tools to encourage students to grow in their use of metacognitive strategies to comprehend text. This comprehensive essay will delve into research to bring to focus what reading comprehension is, why it is important, and the strategies that should be used to foster growth in a student’s reading comprehension. With this base of knowledge and understanding, I will formulate my case that non-traditional book reports can be used in upper elementary classrooms (grades 3-8) as innovative, powerful tools that motivate students as readers, push students towards higher-order thinking and build students’ strategies to better comprehend text.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen_US
dc.subjectReading Comprehension; Alternative Book Reportsen_US
dc.subject.lcshReport writing -- Study and teaching (Elementary)en_US
dc.subject.lcshReading comprehensionen_US
dc.subject.lcshReading comprehension -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.titleThe New Path to Building Reading Comprehensionen_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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