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Partner Reading: A Constructivist Based Approach To Developing Reading Skills In The Elementary Grades, Susan Wierzbowski Nov 1999

Partner Reading: A Constructivist Based Approach To Developing Reading Skills In The Elementary Grades, Susan Wierzbowski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether partner reading can elicit a high level of comprehension of text while utilizing a style of learning that is natural for young children. A comparison between the partner reading technique and the traditional basal reading method on student comprehension was studied. Twenty-three second grade students from two classrooms were tested on two story selections. A counterbalance design was applied so that each story was presented in both the traditional teacher centered basal method and the partner reading technique. The questions which followed tested literal, interpretive, critical, and creative thinking. The partner ...


A Study Into The Effects Of A Reading Intramurals Program On Students' Attitudes Toward Reading, Michelle J. Goodwin Aug 1999

A Study Into The Effects Of A Reading Intramurals Program On Students' Attitudes Toward Reading, Michelle J. Goodwin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not an after school Reading Intramurals program positively affected students' interest and attitude toward reading. The subjects of this study consisted of an experimental group of third and fourth grade students who participated in the Reading Intramurals program and a control group of third and fourth grade students who did not participate in the program.

The Elementary Reading Attitude Survey was used to determine the reading attitudes of the students in the experimental group and in the control group. An independent t test was first used to compare the mean ...


An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Fourth Grade Degrees Of Reading Power Achievement And The Fourth Grade New York State English Language Arts Assessment Achievement, Julie L. Wells Aug 1999

An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Fourth Grade Degrees Of Reading Power Achievement And The Fourth Grade New York State English Language Arts Assessment Achievement, Julie L. Wells

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a statistically significant relationship in achievement between the traditional standardized fourth grade DRP reading test and the NYS English Language Arts Fourth Grade assessment.

Academic standardized testing is becoming more performance based and is letting go of the traditional multiple choice assessment. New York State has adopted 28 learning standards for seven of the content areas. The language arts content area has four learning standards that have a great emphasis on higher level thinking and processing skills.

To be able to assess the students properly, the state has developed ...


Inclusion Or Self-Contained Reading: Where Do Learning Disabled Students Learn Better?, Kristin Lynne Mcadoo Aug 1999

Inclusion Or Self-Contained Reading: Where Do Learning Disabled Students Learn Better?, Kristin Lynne Mcadoo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine in which type of classroom learning disabled students are more successful at learning to read. Some school districts believe that total inclusion is better for special education children's learning, while others believe that reading should be taught to students classified as learning disabled in self-contained classrooms.

The subjects involved in this study were twelve sixth grade learning disabled students in a rural Orleans County school district. These twelve students included all sixth grade learning disabled students enrolled in the district for the duration of the study. Six students, along with thirteen ...


A Study On The Effect Of Two Word Wall Formats On The Decoding Abilities Of Second Grade Students, Lucinda Struthers Haag Jul 1999

A Study On The Effect Of Two Word Wall Formats On The Decoding Abilities Of Second Grade Students, Lucinda Struthers Haag

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose for the study was to determine the effects of two different formats of a classroom word wall (Alphabetical Format, AF, and Rime Format, RF) on one aspect of phonic decoding, namely, decoding by analogy. The subjects were 41 second grade students in two separate classes of a suburban school district. An alphabetical format word wall was placed in each classroom with no specific instructions to the teacher other than to introduce words as usual and then place them in the appropriate place on the word wall. After three weeks, the subjects were informally tested for decoding by analogy ...


Silent And Oral Reading Comprehension Abilities Of Second Grade Students Completing The Second S.T.E.P. Program, Lockley T. Platt May 1999

Silent And Oral Reading Comprehension Abilities Of Second Grade Students Completing The Second S.T.E.P. Program, Lockley T. Platt

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study focused on the silent and oral reading abilities of second grade students completing the Second S.T.E.P. Program. There were approximately seven second-grade students that participated. All 7 of the students are presently attending an elementary school located in western New York.

The research questions concentrated on were:

1. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the pretest and the mean score of the posttest for unprompted memory, unprepared reading?

2. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the pretest and the mean score of the posttest for ...


Incidental Learning From Visual Displays Among Fourth Grade Students, Jody L. Melnyk May 1999

Incidental Learning From Visual Displays Among Fourth Grade Students, Jody L. Melnyk

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to find out whether fourth grade students can recall information from untaught visual displays. One hundred and forty three students in six different classrooms were given a pretest on the names of the three branches of government and the main task of each. The three week treatment was comprised of a poster with pictures and print displayed prominently on the walls. At the end of the treatment, the pretest was re-administered as a posttest. A t-test indicated that the students exhibited a significant growth in the amount of information they know. They recalled information ...


The Effect Of Graphic Organizers On The Writing Of Students In A Second Grade Classroom, Eric L. Daniels May 1999

The Effect Of Graphic Organizers On The Writing Of Students In A Second Grade Classroom, Eric L. Daniels

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate the effect of the use of graphic organizers on the complexity of second grade students' writing.

Twenty-two second grade students between the ages of seven and eight from a rural western New York school district participated in this study. The study involved having each student compose two separate writing samples that were then analyzed to determine their grade level complexity.

A counterbalance design was used. On the first writing sample twelve randomly selected students wrote stories using a graphic organizer while eleven did not. On the second writing sample the student groups were switched ...


Taking A Second Look At First Impressions That Kindergarten Teachers Have Of Their Students, Kiera Hubbard Mar 1999

Taking A Second Look At First Impressions That Kindergarten Teachers Have Of Their Students, Kiera Hubbard

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study attempted to determine whether there was a statistically significant difference between first impression scores of Kindergarten students and scores after time. To achieve this purpose, a teacher survey was administered to fifteen Kindergarten teachers. During the first week of school, the teachers were asked to rate five or their students on 18 different characteristics on a scale of 1-5. These characteristics included attitude, social interaction, respect for adults, maturity, independence, behavior, curiosity, risk-taking, creativity, enjoyment of literature, concept of print, understanding of math concepts, memory, academic ability, oral language, physical fitness, fine-motor skills, and socio-economic status. After eight ...