In the second round of research, I modified my driving question to closely look at the impact of how reading through digital platforms can help support reading comprehension and fluency. Students are spending a lot more time reading online in various formats, how can we ensure that students are able to clarify, comprehend text, and understand what they are reading? In addition, my school just adopted a new reading program called Benchmarks, which is in the second year of adoption for the district. This new reading program has the digital platform components of texts, and I was able to use it in the class to support the needs of the students.
The second round of research involved students using the Benchmark curriculum to support their reading. Initially, students had taken the Reading Inventory assessment to measure their reading comprehension with a lexile score. Students were assigned to listening stations to listen, and follow along visually, to a book at their grade lexile level. Students listed to the book, then would read the same book aloud with a partner and discuss key questions about the book. The next day, the students were assigned a different book with the same lexile level, read it aloud with a partner and discussed similar key questions about the book. This round of research took place four times a week for three weeks. At the end of the three weeks, the students took the Reading Inventory assessment again to track their growth.
Best Tools Used in Class
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