Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Literacy Studies: TESOL (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Nagnon Diarrassouba

Academic Year



Securing success for our struggling readers and our ELLs needs to be a priority for teachers. In this project I have gathered evidence and research on ways to improve reading comprehension by implementing whole group vocabulary instruction along with reading intervention for those who still are struggling with reading comprehension. The research gathered supports the use of extended vocabulary as well as intensive reading intervention for struggling readers. The research supplied in this project not only indicates what possible outcomes are for students who continue to struggle with reading comprehension, but it also includes theoretical framework that strengthens the research behind extended vocabulary and intensive reading intervention. The goal of this project is to supply educators at Newaygo Elementary the tools needed to help struggling readers, ELLs and non-ELLs alike.