Corpus ID: 145428963

Literature Discussion: Encouraging Reading Interest and Comprehension in Struggling Middle School Readers.

  title={Literature Discussion: Encouraging Reading Interest and Comprehension in Struggling Middle School Readers.},
  author={P. Pittman and Barbara Honchell},
  journal={Journal of language and literacy education},
  • P. Pittman, Barbara Honchell
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of language and literacy education
  • The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how literature discussion affects middle school struggling readers. The focus was on 16 middle school struggling readers in a rural Title I school in the southeastern United States. Findings indicated that (a) literature discussion increased student enjoyment of reading, and (b) students understood a text better during literature discussion when they used reading strategies along with prior knowledge to make connections between a text and… CONTINUE READING
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