HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.37, no.1, pp.304-327, 2022 (ESCI)
This study aims to reveal struggling readers' process of online comprehension. In accordance with this general purpose, the study was designed as an action research study in qualitative approach. The criterion for teachers to be included in the study is that they are knowledgeable about and experienced with struggling readers' online comprehension. Eight teachers working in the USA were chosen to be interviewed about the issue in 2019. After that, relevant implementations were made in Turkey and the teachers who were included in the implementation (eight teachers) were consulted for their views. "Interview" was used as the technique of data collection. Various interview questions were prepared for use in this method. The answers to the interview questions were translated into Turkish, turned into written documents and then the data was put to content analysis. An action plan was prepared on the basis of the views stated by teachers in the USA in relation to struggling readers' online comprehension. The action plan was put into practice in Turkey and struggling readers' online comprehension skills were described. It was concluded on the basis of the themes, codes and categories distinguished that activities on online comprehension promoted struggling readers' motivation to read. Another important finding obtained in the study was that the system of reading coaching- which was used in the USA- was not available in Turkey. The results obtained in the study set models in relation to new literacy experiences for use by teachers and students.