For my current Master's class we are to research a topic that relates to our program. Because I am enrolled in the Integrating Technology into the Classroom, I needed to find a topic that included technology. I have used Internet Reading Comprehension programs at both schools where I have taught. One used Accelerated Reader and my current school uses Reading Counts. Essentially, they are almost identical. I have definitely noticed an increase in the students' interest in reading through this program. On a personal level, this year I have noticed my own son, a second grader, really take off in his reading comprehension. When I really analyzed it, I could directly correlate it to the Reading Counts program. I am interested in seeing what I find out on a more formal level.
My Problem Statement:
I plan to determine if there is a significant increase in the reading comprehension of elementary school students who use point-based internet reading comprehension programs.
Who: Elementary School Students
What: Internet reading comprehension programs
Why: Increase in reading comprehension performance
If you have any advice, I would love to hear it! Also, I know of Reading Counts and Accelerated Reader, but do any of you know of any other type of program?