2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Increasing Students' Ability To Determine Theme Through Differentiated Reading Conferences
Elle N. Irons♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

This research explored how differentiating reading conferences affect student's ability to determine theme. Based on standardized data, students were grouped in two different Lexile ranges. Students completed a pre-test on analyzing theme, participated in differentiated reading conferences over a 6 week period, and completed a post-test. Data sources included the number of reading conferences, standardized data from the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), and scores on pre, mid, and post-tests. Test scores were analyzed using t tests, and indicated significant results on analyzing theme. Differences among Lexile groups were found to be inconclusive.

Keywords: Reading, Conference, Lexile, Differentiation

Topic(s):Education

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -5
Location: VH 1224
Time: 9:00

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