Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAE)



First Advisor

Vicki Olson

Second Advisor

Rachel Lloyd

Third Advisor

Brenda Swanson


This paper focuses on developing a student-managed tool to improve reading comprehension across the curriculum in students with low working memory. Chapter One includes a summary of the issue and presents a possible solution. A review of the literature in Chapter Two explores the link research has established between working rnemory and reading comprehension, existing interventions for each, as well as indirect and direct assessments. Chapter Three describes the developed product. Chapter Four outlines the development process and proposes avenues for a pilot study and future research.


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