3rd Place - Non-Empirical - Graduate
Research has shown us that reading while listening has potential benefits. With the popularity of audiobooks growing along with technology advances, it is much easier to implement audiobooks in the classroom than in past years. There have also been indications of positive effects from social interactions on student reading skills and habits, such as those occurring during group discussions and literature circles. This action research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of using both of these techniques in conjunction with one another to improve reading comprehension among a small group of students identified as struggling readers receiving special education support within the general education English language arts classroom. Data will also be gathered to assess the effect of audiobooks on the participants’ voluntary engagement in independent reading activities.
Tipton, Tiffany and Moore, Brooke, "Effects of Audiobooks and Group Discussion in Inclusive Special Education" (2019). 2019 SACAD Winners. 1.