Date of Award
Early Childhood Education
Guided reading groups and independent literacy stations are implemented in many elementary school classrooms... The present study looks at whether student literacy achievement is positively affected when guided reading strategies are connected to and used in independent literacy stations. Participants in this study included four first grade classrooms from an elementary school in the southeastern United States. Observational data were collected for eight weeks during the time in which guided reading and literacy stations were implemented. Literacy achievement was measured with the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Results of a paired-samples t-test showed that one classroom had a statistically significant increase in student DRA level and comprehension. In this study, the researcher examines ways in which that class differed from the others in their use of strategies and stations.
Williams, Angela Grace, "The Strategy is at the Station: The Importance of Connecting Literacy Stations to Reading Strategies in Developing Independent Readers" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 156.