See, Say, Do - A Plan to Improve Reading Comprehension in Young Readers

Canada Wide Science Fair
6 September 2013

Andrea Chan & Matt TrebleMy name is Matt Treble, and I am a grade 10 student at Lambrick Park Secondary School. My partner, Andrea Chan, and I have done an expansion on our last year project, "Big or Small; Narrow or Wide", and this year we were looking at ways to improve reading comprehension in elementary readers, while investigating the relation between reading fluency and comprehension! Other than spending most of my time being nerds with Andrea, I play the piano and guitar. Also, I like to run and swim, and have been training to be a lifeguard and recently got my NLS. I volunteer at a local library helping kids read in a program called "Reading Buddies", while also doing a reading mentor ship with some elementary students at a local elementary school! This is my second time attending the Canada Wide Science Fair, and am beyond excited to be returning this year as part of the Vancouver Island team!

Stories were written at the grades 1, 3, and 5 levels. All stories had ten comprehension questions associated with them. The grades 3 and 5 stories had manipulatives including an introduction read to the students, photographs or models. Percent oral reading success was compared with comprehension. We are currently checking to see if hearing the story prior to reading it aloud improves comprehension.

Winner of the Excellence Award - Gold Medal (Intermediate) at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2013

Canada Wide Science Fair

The Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF®) is a national event that brings together 500 top young scientists (in grades 7-12/Cégep) from across the country to compete for highly prized cash, scholarship, and science experience awards.


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