Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rieman, Patricia L.

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

Abstract

This paper is about the relationship between reading comprehension skills and levels of self concept during preadolescence. I refer to Vgotsky's sociocultural theory to establish a preliminary connection and delve further into defining the differences between self-concept, self esteem and self-efficacy. I talk about students' views of their own cognitive abilities, contributing factors to positive self-concept and how some struggling students cope in the classroom. Next is provided a short descriptive list of skills all students should utilize in their academic learning. Finally, I add suggested ideas from author Cris Tovani to provide students with the necessary skills needed for reading comprehension success identified earlier in the paper.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

14 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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