Guided Reading: Uses and Effects for Language Acquisition and Development in the Classroom

Stevi Feldkamp, Sarah Schwartz, Leah A. Nillas

Research output: Faculty Advisor of Undergraduate Research


This research looks at the effects of guided reading on language development and acquisition in the early elementary level and at the secondary level in a foreign language classroom. For this study, first grade students as well as secondary Spanish I students participated in guided reading activities. In the first grade setting, results were expected to show an increase in fluency in reading and writing techniques as well as a development in literacy skills. In the secondary Spanish I classroom, results were expected to show an increase in the understanding and usage of the Spanish language.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Apr 2008


  • guided reading
  • language acquisition


  • Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

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