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MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education


The effectiveness of literacy strategies in improving reading comprehension was investigated. The study focused on three different literacy strategies that occurred before, during, and after reading. A triangulation of data was used to determine the results of the study. Data was collected through control and experimental group quizzes, classroom discussions, personal observations, and student reflections. The study indicates that implementing literacy strategies has a positive influence on reading comprehension. The strategies that focused on verbal communication were most effective in improving reading comprehension.