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  1. 1. Raising Comprehension Scores Through Creative Drama: Action Research in a Professional Development PartnershipBy Sherry DupontSlippery Rock UniversityArticle Analysis By Bobbi Vinson<br />
  2. 2. CONTROL GROUP / STUDY GROUPEach consisting of 25 fifth grade students from an urban setting school<br />RESEARCHER / EDUCATORStudy conducted by an elementary education reading professor and a veteran fifth grade teacher<br />ACTION RESEARCH<br />STEP 1: Baseline Reading Comprehension TestsSTEP 2: Both groups take part in typical reading instruction comprised of vocabulary, background knowledge, pre-reading activities, predictions, discussion and comprehension questions. Timeline – 2 monthsSTEP 3: Reading Comprehension retestSTEP 4: Control group continues with typical reading instruction. Study group participates in creative drama activities. Timeline – 2 monthsSTEP 5: Reading Comprehension retestSTEP 6: Data analysis<br />STUDY RESULTSuccess!<br />
  3. 3. Go ahead, try on a character!<br />A few props, a few costumes…<br />
  4. 4. STUDY GROUP<br />CONTROL GROUP<br />“According to the findings of this study, fifth graders’ reading comprehension scores, as measured by the 4Sight Tests, are greatly enhanced through utilizing an instructional strategy of creative dramatics in conjunction with their reading instruction” (DuPont, 2009)<br />
  5. 5. IMAGINE<br />ENACT<br />EXPAND<br />REFLECT <br />Comprehension and motivation to read increases when students are involved in analyzing and actively responding to the characters, plot and setting of the story. (Bidwell, 1990 as referenced in DuPont 2006)<br />
  6. 6. “By providing contexts for learning and mental frameworks for new knowledge, teachers can help students learn material better by helping them develop ASSOCIATIONS, CONNECTIONSand CONTEXTS for understanding and meaning making” (Muir, 2001, p. 163).<br />
  7. 7. ACTION RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES<br /><ul><li>Improved ability to make extensions
  8. 8. Deeper understanding of concerts
  9. 9. Higher Motivation to read
  10. 10. Increased ability to apply learning
  11. 11. Development of higher level of thinking
  12. 12. Greater sensitivity to differing values & issues</li></li></ul><li>REFERENCES<br />DuPont, S. (2009). Raising Comprehension Scores through Creative Drama: Action Research in a Professional Development Partnership. International Journal of Learning. 16(5), 291-302. Retrieved from Education Research Complete.<br />Muir, M. (2001). What Engages Underachieving Middle School Students in Learning? In D. Kanchak, P. Egger, & M.D.Burbank (Eds.), Charting a Professional Course. Charting a professional course: Issues and Controversies in Education (pp. 159-165). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. <br />http://justlikemepaperdolls.com/Graphics/Wardrobes/Ben/Ben%20Costume %20Trunk%202.jpg<br />

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