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Education 530 Project
Master of Science
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The purpose of this research was to investigate how drawing affects third grade students’ reading comprehension. Students participated in two phases of this action research. First, students read and completed a comprehension quiz. For phase two, students read, drew a picture to show what they remembered from the story, then completed the same comprehension quiz as before but as it related to the second story. The goal was that students were able to express better comprehension after drawing and they did just that. Student scores for response accuracy improved, and even more significantly, scores for depth of response on comprehension questions improved, all with an arts integration intervention for reading comprehension.
Rooney, Emma, "The Impact of Drawing Post-Reading on Third Grade Reading Comprehension" (2020). Student Research Submissions. 365.