The Differences in Comprehension Between Students Who Select Independent Reading Books Based on Choice or Based on Determined Reading Levels
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The study will identify any differences in comprehension between students who select independent reading book based on choice or based on determined reading levels. Research has shown that there is great value in choice within the classroom. Through choice students can take ownership of what they learn and are thereby more engaged in the material. Students involved in the study were broken into two groups. One group selected an independent reading text by interest, while the other group selected based on reading level. The students then answered questions designed to ascertain their comprehension of the text they read. The results of the study found no significant statistical difference in comprehension between the two groups.