The Impact of Guided Reading Instruction on Students’ Reading Achievement in First Grade


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to examine the impact that guided reading has on first grade students’ reading levels. The students’ reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension were assessed by using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Kit. These three components were then used to determine the students’ independent reading ability. Using the pre-test data that was collected in September, targeted small-group instruction was implemented within the classroom setting over a period of 22 weeks. Each of the four small reading groups that were created met five times per week for twenty minutes during the classroom’s literacy block. The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Kit was administered again in February to collect post-test data. Findings show that guided reading had a positive impact on students’ reading achievement.