Using reading logs to improve comprehension of science text
Currier, Emily Jeanne-Lang.
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The Common Core Standards demand that we teach our students to interact with science text in deeper ways. Students struggle with reading comprehension in the science classroom. In this study, reading logs were explored as an effective way to promote literacy skills including the comprehension of scientific text in sixth grade science. The population studied was made up of sixth grade students, the majority of whom were reading at or near grade level. Students showed an increase in comprehension and achievement after using reading logs. Students' attitudes about reading and their own comprehension also improved.