This participant observer research study focused on the reading comprehension strategies third grade readers used when reading downloaded texts about cheetahs and online texts about tigers. State standards and the district’s curriculum called for third grade students to identify the structures and behaviors that help animals survive in different environments. Using participant observation; that is, teaching the third grade classes and analyzing the artifacts produced as a result, including student products such as online and offline notes and researcher products such as lesson plans and field notes, the researcher asked and answered: What are the challenges and benefits of applying comprehension strategies online and offline.
Queenan, Margaret Lally, "Multidisciplinary Research: Science and Reading Instruction in Third Grade" (2012). NERA Conference Proceedings 2012. 2.