RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Whitney Fisher
Reply to Participant Selection
Mon Dec 5, 2011 12:24

It was definitely interesting having four students of varying ability participate in the group. Our research questions were about improving comprehension in kindergarten students. At the beginning of the study, Ashley and I noticed that ALL students were having difficulty comprehending the text even if the students were performing above grade level in school. All of our students, above and below average, scored a 1 on the pretest and so in that sense they all needed help with comprehension and retell. Like Sarah said, it was really neat to see students model retell to the other students. Even the students who performed below average were still able to teach the other students something about the story.

  • back to participant selection - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 17:20
    Sarah has provided a marvellous rationale for including higher kids. Is that what you had in mind? Or something different? I'm still hung up on the original research questions. One track mind :-)
    • Reply to Participant Selection - Whitney Fisher, Mon Dec 5 12:24
      • Peer modeling - Marlee Wright, Wed Dec 7 22:09
        I like this idea. I think that too often we get "hung up" on ability grouping - I know that I do - and this provides good rationale for mixed groups. I will try keeping this in mind.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011