Over the years, numerous experiments have been conducted to test whether or not printing text on colored paper increases reading comprehension skills versus printing text on white paper. Previous experiments suggest that reading text printed on green paper will improve learning and performance for students. In the present study, I conducted an experiment to test whether or not printing elementary reading comprehension questions on colored paper instead of white paper is more effective for learning. Data was collected on oral reading fluency, comprehension, and the speed of the participant. The conclusion of this study supports my hypothesis.
Many people believe that using colored printing paper, rather than plain white printing paper can improve learning and performance for students. Does printing text on colored paper increase reading comprehension skills compared to printing test on white paper? There is evidence that students who fail to acquire adequate reading skills during early primary grades are much more likely to experience chronic difficulties in school. Previous experiments suggest that reading text printed on green paper will improve learning and performance for students. Intervention studies for poor readers have focused primarily on phonological awareness and phonics training, which has resulted in significant improvements in decoding skills, but not necessarily in reading fluency or comprehension (Katz, Carlisle, 2009). .
As time passes, teachers in the United States are expected to play a larger role in supporting students' reading of course materials than has historically been the case (Fordham, 2006). Therefore, this matter is important and can increase the scores of many elementary students' reading comprehension if validity of the experiment is established. Teaching students how to derive meaning from unfamiliar words as they read is beneficial during reading for building independence.