Date of Award

8-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of repeated read alouds on students' understanding of content. The following research questions were addressed: To what extent do read alouds enhance learning and understanding at the preschool level? To what extent do read alouds engage the students in learning the content at the preschool level? Observations of specific students in my classroom as well as observations of all students in my class were conducted to investigate the second research question: To what extent do read alouds engage the students in learning the content at the preschool level? Read aloud selections were on topics covered previously but were not currently being studied. Read aloud selections were familiar to the majority of students. The selection was read to the students once per day for three days. Three individual students were given pre and post assessments in order to investigate the first research question: To what extent do read alouds enhance student learning and understanding at the preschool level? Throughout this study I hoped to discover how effective repeated read alouds were in teaching students new information as well as in engaging them in their learning. I hope to share my findings with teachers, parents, and colleagues.

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