The Effect of Close Reading on Reading Comprehension Scores of Fifth Grade Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
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Type of Work37 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading comprehension -- Research
Learning disabled children -- Education -- Research
Reading (Elementary) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of explicit reading comprehension strategies versus close reading strategies for aiding reading comprehension of similar historical fiction texts. The measurement tools were researcher-created assessments. The study involved a pre-experimental design with a convenience sample of a group of eight fifth grade students with specific learning disabilities that served as their own controls. The results of both assessments showed that there were no significant differences between the mean reading comprehension scores under the explicit (Mean = 66.63, SD = 6.41) and closed (Mean = 66.88, SD = 13.85) [t(7) = 0.06, p > .05] conditions. Implications and recommendations for future are discussed throughout the study.