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A Comparison Of The Philosophy And Of Teaching Of Third Grade Reading According To Houghton Mifflin Company (Mckee) The John C. Winston Company (Stauffer) And Ginn & Company (Russell) Basal Readers, Joy Morris Thomas Jul 1961

A Comparison Of The Philosophy And Of Teaching Of Third Grade Reading According To Houghton Mifflin Company (Mckee) The John C. Winston Company (Stauffer) And Ginn & Company (Russell) Basal Readers, Joy Morris Thomas

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Presenting students with a variety of learning materials helps to engage their interest. In this study, the researcher evaluates three reading systems to determine which best meets class needs. The researcher begins by comparing the aims/philosophies of the different titles. The researcher then compares the content, focusing on program, illustration format, and organization. Finally, the researcher examines the series’ approaches to introducing new words, teaching word-attack and study skills, and compares the teacher’s editions. The author concludes that she will use the Houghton Mifflin texts with the above-average readers in her class, and the Ginn texts with the ...


A Study Of Reporting Methods In The Penfield Central School District Number One, Robert J. Walsh Jun 1961

A Study Of Reporting Methods In The Penfield Central School District Number One, Robert J. Walsh

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Reporting students’ progress to their parents/guardians can be more complicated than it would first appear. In this paper, the researcher evaluates reporting methods in an upstate New York school district during the 1959-1960 academic year. It focuses on teachers’ need to communicate more information to parents than merely their child’s grades. The researcher presents a list of markers for effective teacher-parent communication, and includes a guide for reporting to parents. The paper includes a history of the town of Penfield and its school district. The researcher concludes that the school district is conforming to contemporary best-practices for parent-teacher ...


Creativity In Children’S Writing, Harry R. Sisson Jun 1961

Creativity In Children’S Writing, Harry R. Sisson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this master thesis the author tests three different story writing approaches to determine which best prompts students’ creativity. The three approaches include: tall tales, actual experiences, and suggested topics. Twenty 6th grade students wrote creative stories in one of the three approaches. The researcher made it clear that students’ stories not be graded, and would not impact their grade report in any way. Three different teachers independently scored each story for its creativity. The researcher found that writing about actual experiences seemed to stimulate the most creativity from students. Tall tales yielded the same level of creativity as ...


The Formation Of A Developmental Literature Program For The Intermediate Grade Level At Wheeler Avenue School, Valley Stream, New York, Harvey A. Dorfman Jan 1961

The Formation Of A Developmental Literature Program For The Intermediate Grade Level At Wheeler Avenue School, Valley Stream, New York, Harvey A. Dorfman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Strong literacy skills lead to lifelong advantages. This study reviews the ideas and attitudes within the field of children’s literature, and proposes a new developmental literature program for intermediate grades at Wheeler Avenue School. The proposed program differs from the existing programs in its focus on developing students’ literary backgrounds, vs. simply improving students’ reading skills. The author emphasizes cultivating students’ interest in reading through read-alouds and providing them with enjoyable texts, and pays special attention to the importance of literature-based activities, such as puppet shows, choral speaking, and dramatic play.