The Effect of Dialogue Journals on the Reading Comprehension Achievement of Fourth Graders


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of dialogue journals on student achievement in the area of reading comprehension for fourth graders. The participants of this study were fourth grade students in a Baltimore County Public School. The measurement tools for this study were the 2012-2013 Baltimore County Fourth Grade Fall and Winter Benchmark Assessments. This study used a pretest-posttest design with the Fall Benchmark being used as the pre-test and the Winter Benchmark being used as the post-test. The null hypothesis was supported for this study as there was no significant gains made by the group using the dialogue journals. Research in the area of reading comprehension interventions and effective writing strategies to help improve student achievement should continue to help provide further assistance to struggling students.