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Reading a sixth grader with hyperkinetic disorder

Klara Omovšek (2022) Reading a sixth grader with hyperkinetic disorder. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    According to the Slovenian curriculum (2018), one of the main objectives of the Slovenian language classes is to develop communicative competence. This also includes developing reading competence as one of the four communicative activities and one of the key competence for lifelong learning. This master thesis deals with the reading of a sixth-grade student with hyperkinetic disorder who has some deficits in specific areas of learning. Reading in the context of communicative activities, reading literacy, motivation for reading, reading strategies and techniques to improve reading were presented in the theoretical part of the thesis along with hyperkinetic disorder and learning deficits associated with it. Considering that despite his average or above-average intellectual abilities the student has been experiencing significant reading difficulties, we carried out the so-called action research and realised that he has had difficulties both with reading technique and understanding of unknown words as well as reading comprehension in general and motivation, which resulted in his negative attitude towards reading. In addition, we also tested if a claim made by several authors that short reading sessions on a daily basis lead to the improvement of reading technique is also true for a child with hyperkinetic disorder and reading difficulties. A 25-day reading training was carried out to make the student more familiar with reading. After this period, his reading technique and comprehension improved as well as his motivation to read. This reading training could also be used for other children with similar difficulties; however, with some necessary adaptation to tailor it to their specific needs.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: reading technique, reading comprehension, reading motivation, reading training, action research
    Number of Pages: 144
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marja Bešter TurkMentor
    asist. dr. Alenka Rot VrhovecComentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/113976835
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 7263
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 13:08
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 13:08
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/7263

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