The Effects of Reading Modality and Student Choice on Reading Comprehension in Fifth Grade Students
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The purpose of this study was to determine if giving students a choice in reading modality had an impact on their reading comprehension. The measurement tool for this study was a Storyworks comprehension quiz created by Scholastic, along with an extra short answer question created by this researcher.This study employed a pre-experimental one-group,three conditions design with a convenience sample of a group of on grade level fifth graders.The results showed that there were no significant differences in reading comprehension in any of the three conditions,teacher assigned print (Mean = 14.67, SD= 1.36), teacher assigned computer (Mean = 14.44, SD = 1.83), and student choice conditions (Mean = 15.11, SD = 1.67). Implications for future research and recommendations for future research are discussed throughout the study.