Abstract

Reading is important for the mind and the success of students' academic career (Cunningham, 1998). To read, one must comprehend what has been read; otherwise, there would be no purpose in reading. Comprehension is one of the most important reading skills adolescent students need to possess (Underwood, 1994). Students who have excellent reading comprehension are able to master academic content, read for pleasure, and are more likely to succeed in post-secondary goals. Unfortunately, comprehension strategy skills are not natural skills of students, but rather must be self-taught or taught by someone else. In view of the impact that reading comprehension has on secondary students' success in content area classes, it is essential that effective comprehension strategies be taught by all secondary teachers.

Advisor

Maureen Prenn

First Committee Member

Sandra Mullins

Date of Degree

2011

Language

english

Document Type

APP

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

College

Education

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