Date Approved

3-20-2017

Embargo Period

3-21-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Reading Education

Department

Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Abraham, Stephanie

Second Advisor

Browne, Susan

Subject(s)

Individualized reading instruction

Disciplines

Elementary Education | Language and Literacy Education

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to investigate and track the development of student responses during individual reading conferences in second grade. Data was kept over a two-week period and tracked through individual student reading conferences, student jots during reading, reading logs and anecdotal notes. Throughout the study, the student responses developed through the use of question stems and prompts. Through the use of self-selected text and holding student accountable for the reading, the students remained engaged. The structure of the conference helped to build on students' strengths and provide a teaching point in order for the students to practice a skill independently.

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