Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
The purpose of this action research study was to find out if Guided Reading plays an effect on student reading scores in a first grade classroom. Research was conducted by two teachers in two separate first grade classrooms and each teacher had four student participants. The teachers focused on three components of Guided Reading. These included group size, individualized instruction, and interruptions and absences. Data was collected through Fountas and Pinnell Pre and Post Assessment, Teacher Observation Journal, Student Self Assessments and Teacher Tally Form. The results showed that Guided Reading has a positive effect on student scores and an increase in reading scores was found. Implement the Guided Reading strategy for small group reading instruction is encouraged in first grade classrooms.
Sioringas, Mandy and Steier, Nola. (2019). The Effect of Guided Reading on Student’s Academic Achievement in First-Grade Classrooms. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/314