Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Patricia C. Kornelis
This action research study investigated whether or not literature circles help increase reading comprehension, especially for young readers who are relatively new to interacting with chapter books. The participants were ten third grade students in a general education classroom. All students completed a Differentiated Reading Assessment (DRA) before beginning literature circles. These groups were created with three or four students each, according to their interest and book choice. With the teacher helping to facilitate group discussion, these literature circles met regularly during class. After about four weeks, all students were again assessed using the DRA benchmark assessment to compare comprehension data. The results of this study indicate that literature circles had a significant positive impact on the reading comprehension of third grade students.
Hinds, Joy, "A Case Study for Improving Reading Comprehension in Third Grade Using Literature Circles" (2019). Master of Education Program Theses. 127.