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dc.contributor.authorSchultz, Jessica P.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:04:49Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:04:49Z
dc.date.issued4/1/2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5921
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if the integration of reading in the content area would improve students' vocabulary and content knowledge test scores. The belief of content area literacy is that students learn with text, not from them. An interaction with text provides opportunities for students to enhance their own mental models of the material. This research report reveals the positive effects of teaching reading skills in all curricular areas, and it emphasizes the benefits of immersing students with literature in science, social studies and math, as well as language arts. The researcher compared two fifth grade classes in the areas of vocabulary and content knowledge, after one class had five weeks of social studies content integrated with language arts. Following the five weeks, both classes took the New York State Document Based Questions test in social studies. Although the scores did not show improvement on this particular test, the depth of understanding on the topic was enhanced. The research report concludes with implications for further research, and ideas for practical use of content area reading in the classroom.
dc.subjectVocabulary
dc.subjectContent Knowledge
dc.subjectContent Area Literacy
dc.subjectLanguage Arts
dc.subjectSocial Studies
dc.subjectEducation Methods
dc.titleThe Effect of Reading and Social Studies Integration on Content Knowledge and Vocabulary
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:04:49Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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