Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Sue Robb


This research explores the implementation of the accountable talk strategy in reading workshop. The purpose of this research is to better support all students by implementing the strategy in the hope that it will not only improve oral language development, but impact reading comprehension. Data were collected for this study over a period of 4 weeks using the students’ reading assessments, transcribed audio recordings, and observation notes of guided reading groups. Data were analyzed for how the students engage with the accountable talk strategy and how the strategy will impact students’ reading comprehension during reading sessions.