An exploration of the reading strategies used by sixth grade students of varying reading abilities when reading Internet sources to answer questions

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dc.contributor.advisor Ford, Karen
dc.contributor.author Schilling, Heather Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-05T15:57:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-06T05:30:05Z
dc.date.created 2011-05-07
dc.date.issued 2011-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/194719
dc.description.abstract This current study explored the reading strategies that emerged through the case studies of five sixth-grade students as they read Internet websites. Data was collected from student surveys, field notes, and transcripts of three separate Internet sessions that required participants to think aloud about the reading process as they explored web sites to answer questions. Despite the varying reading abilities of the subjects, upper elementary children use traditional as well as additional reading strategies when they read online articles. Using grounded theory, four reading strategy themes emerged consistently from three different reading sessions: determining importance (DI), matching skills (MS), monitoring understanding (MU), and navigating (N). Through this study, the researcher hoped to provide another snapshot of how the typical students in the upper elementary might read Internet resources which would ultimately allow classroom teachers to focus on the development of those strategies.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Elementary Education
dc.subject.lcsh Reading comprehension -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Sixth grade (Education) -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Web sites -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Internet in education -- Case studies.
dc.title An exploration of the reading strategies used by sixth grade students of varying reading abilities when reading Internet sources to answer questions en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Exploration of the reading strategies used by sixth-grade studetns of varying reading abilities when reading Internet sources to answer questions
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.date.liftdate 2011-07-06
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1639726


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