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The Effects Of A Directed Reading-Thinking Approach In The Teaching Of Reading On The General Reading Comprehension Scores And Inferential Comprehension Scores Of Third Grade Students, Sheila V. Slusser Nov 1978

The Effects Of A Directed Reading-Thinking Approach In The Teaching Of Reading On The General Reading Comprehension Scores And Inferential Comprehension Scores Of Third Grade Students, Sheila V. Slusser

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of a directed reading-thinking approach in the teaching of reading on the general and inferential comprehension scores of third grade students of average reading ability. The subjects consisted of 32 third grade students, 17 males and 15 females, of average reading ability. The subjects were divided into two comparable average reading groups. One group was assigned as the control group and followed a regular basal reading program. The other group was designated as the experimental group and was taught by this investigator using a directed reading-thinking approach in the teaching ...


An Investigation Of The Relationships Among Several Language Variables And Three Categories Of Reading Achievement, Ann Mccormick Sweeting Aug 1978

An Investigation Of The Relationships Among Several Language Variables And Three Categories Of Reading Achievement, Ann Mccormick Sweeting

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among several language variables and three categories of reading achievement. The sample, thirty second grade students, was given the Test of Language Development and The Metropolitan Achievement Test – Primary II to assess various subskil1s of language development and reading achievement. The subtest scores of these measuring devices were computer analyzed to determine correlation coefficients among the variables. Significant relationships were found between children's Picture Vocabulary competence and Comprehension, and between children’s Grammatic Understanding and Comprehension. Several variables showed negative correlations and almost no relationship existed between some of ...


Effectiveness Of The Wark And Mogen Underlining Technique As A Study Strategy For Seventh Grade Social Studies Students, Regina E. Harbison Aug 1978

Effectiveness Of The Wark And Mogen Underlining Technique As A Study Strategy For Seventh Grade Social Studies Students, Regina E. Harbison

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A quasi-experimental, nonrandomized control, pretest-posttest design was implemented to study the effectiveness of teaching underlining using the Wark and Mogen techniques as outlined in Read, Underline, Review (1970), to 60 seventh grade social studies students. These students along with a control group of 72 seventh grade social students were selected from a suburban Monroe County school. Both groups were comparable in age, I.Q. (Otis-Lennon), and reading grade equivalent (Total Reading on Metropolitan Achievement). All 132 students were pretested on a social studies related passage and their mean comprehension test scores further determinated comparability. The treatment group received 20 minutes ...


Should Modality Be A Consideration In The Selection Of An Approach To Beginning Reading?, Shirley Bethlehem Wallace Aug 1978

Should Modality Be A Consideration In The Selection Of An Approach To Beginning Reading?, Shirley Bethlehem Wallace

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to examine the results of an effort to select an approach to first-grade reading for each child in accordance with his modality strength as determined by an informal modality test. In their kindergarten year, 60 middle-class children with at least average intelligence were given three readiness tests, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Metropolitan Readiness Tests, and an informal modality test. Children were grouped (four groups) for first-grade reading instruction on the basis of their scores on the informal modality test. Those whose scores indicated an auditory strength were instructed via the Open Court Correlated ...