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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.


Teacher Development


School of Education

First Advisor

Stephen Hornstein

Second Advisor

Huseh-I Lo

Third Advisor

Merton Thompson

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Social Studies, Comprehension, Strategies


This study investigates effective comprehension strategies to apply within a social studies classroom. Effective comprehension strategies applied to social studies curriculum will help prepare students to be successful citizens in the ever changing world around us.

In conducting this research, I looked at four comprehension strategies and the potential impact they have in a social studies classroom. The four comprehension strategies are: Sumarization, Vocabulary Development, Compare and Contrast, and Guided Reading.



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