Author

Aubrey Wilson

Date of Award

12-2013

Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Education, Montessori

First Advisor

Grace Vos

Department/School

Montessori Elementary Education

Abstract

Abstract

The intent of this action research project was to determine the impact of context clue strategies on the ability to infer meaning from context. The study was conducted in a public Montessori school with 13 students in the 3rd grade with varied ability levels. In order to gather pre-assessment data, children were assessed on their ability to derive meaning directly from clues they found in context. Various context clue strategies were presented and practiced. During this time, data was collected using observations, student journals, and conferring. After the research, children completed a post-assessment to track changes and improvement. The results of the data analysis showed an overall increase of 54% in the ability to derive meaning directly from clues in context. The results have shown that the strategies designed for this study have positively impacted the ability to infer meaning from context in 3rd grade students.

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