M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
comprehension, emergent readers, reader response journals, student talk
Reading comprehension; Reading--Education (Elementary)
Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact on comprehension when emergent readers use talk and reader response journals to comprehend text. Data collected from reading attitude surveys, interviews, student journal entries, audio-recorded student conversations and notes in a teacher researcher journal were analyzed for emerging themes. The findings show that talk about text and the use of reader response journals have a positive impact on both reading comprehension and motivation. Implications for future research are discussed in chapter five.
Gudowski, Samantha, "Using student talk and reader response journals with emergent readers" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 2868.