School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Cognitive Strategies, Comprehension Strategies, Informational Text, Metacognitve Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies
Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Other Education
Rock, Mary, "A Case Study on the Impact of Reading Strategies on the Comprehension of Informational Text for Adolescent Readers" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1233.
The purpose of this case study was to understand how students use reading strategies to help them comprehend informational text. Eighteen adolescent, developing readers who participated in a Reading Edge intervention at a suburban junior high school in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania answered interview questions, and 14 students met the criteria to participate in the entire study. Seven adolescents in Grade 9 who did not score proficient on their state tests and seven who scored proficient on the most recent state tests participated in the study. Three research questions developed from the literature guided the study and helped the researcher understand how students used comprehension strategies while reading informational text. Data came from the Qualitative Reading Inventory-5, scores on past state reading tests, interviews, think-alouds, written summaries, and notes made by students on informational texts. Analysis included descriptions and pattern matching. Triangulation and member checks validated the data.