RE 5040 Fall 2011
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MaryBeth
comprehension improvement
Thu Dec 1, 2011 20:51
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I noticed improvements in comprehension. Randi might be able to answer this question better, but I think the students showed more interest in discussing the poems and their meanings as we got to the end of the interventions. I know I mentioned in an earlier discussion with someone else, that when we assessed the students at both the midpoint, and at the end of the interventions that several students were "commenting" on the pictures and plot of the story. To me this was a good sign, and while it did slow down their WPM, it did seem like they were really paying attention to the story.

  • building fluency with poetry - Ruth Ann Timmons, Wed Nov 30 01:18
    Wonderful research, your presentation was clear and through. I like the idea of using poetry to build fluency. For many kids poetry can be intimidating. Your approach seemed to put students at ease... more
    • comprehension improvement - MaryBeth, Thu Dec 1 20:51
      • WPM and interest - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:53
        I agree with it slowing down your WPM, but if they are engaged and interested in what they are reading- forget the timing and let it flow. That is what good teaching looks like. You adjust and adapt... more
      • Re: comprehension improvement - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:54
        Poetry makes for fascinating conversations because poetry is so subjective! It always for so study of so many different components of comprehension.
      • fluency and comprehension and 5040 - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 10:15
        I like that you have a tempered response to the comprehension improvement issue: you describe a couple things you noticed. There is a clear link between reading fluency and comprehension in the... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011