Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Secondary Education and Educational Leadership
The purpose of the multi-case qualitative study was to examine the perceptions of Grade 5 teachers after professional development using a guided reading training model. The study district, a suburban district in South Texas, serves over 600 Grade 5 students. Four Grade 5 teachers from four elementary schools in the same school district were selected to participate. The teachers were trained in the methodology of guided reading based on the protocols and research recommendations by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Prior to training in the methodology of guided reading, Grade 5 teachers were not required to teach guided reading. The key findings of the study indicated the belief of the teachers of benefits to using guided reading as an instructional model in Grade 5 classrooms. Although weaknesses were noted, the development of student confidence and growth suggested guided reading should be a methodology of instruction in Grade 5 classrooms.
Freeman, Codi, "A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF GUIDED READING AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL FOR FIFTH-GRADE STUDENTS" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 263.
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