Capstone Project Title
This capstone project is developed to support students’ reading ability and comprehension. I want to improve my students' interaction with texts. I hope for students to not just passively read but to actively engage in their reading which will lead to a deeper understanding and better comprehension. The purpose of this capstone project is to address the following research question: How does the use of annotation affect reading comprehension in the primary grades of immersion education? Through my research and literature review I found that annotation of text has a positive effect on promoting students’ reading ability including improving reading comprehension, supporting student participation in discussions and improving students’ reading confidence. Annotation of text slows down the reading process and creates opportunities for students to intentionally use those cognitive strategies modeled by their teacher. It supports students in their text discussions because they have a visual reminder of the thoughts they had while reading that they can share in a discussion. Language learners need visuals to improve their understanding and short phrases or notes to spark and support the sharing of their ideas in another language. This visual representation of annotation of text is a key that allows language learners in immersion programs and in general to participate in conversations about texts.
Foreign Language, Reading
O’Flaherty, Erin, "How Does The Use Of Annotation Affect Reading Comprehension In The Primary Grades Of Immersion Education?" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 707.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects