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A Comparison Of Fifth Grade Students’ Listening Behaviors Using Two Presentation Techniques: Storytelling And Read Aloud, Krista M. Schaller Aug 2000

A Comparison Of Fifth Grade Students’ Listening Behaviors Using Two Presentation Techniques: Storytelling And Read Aloud, Krista M. Schaller

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of storytelling and reading aloud on fifth grade students' listening behaviors and preference of presentation technique. What presentation technique motivates a student to listen and what could we expect to observe when this is occurring?

The subjects were from two different classrooms. There were 23 from one fifth grade class and 24 from the other classroom. They remained in their own classrooms for the procedure. The students were presented with the telling of two stories told by the same professional storyteller. One story had been memorized and was told without ...


The Impact Of Same Gender Dynamics On Cross-Aged Paired Reading, Hassan Jones Aug 2000

The Impact Of Same Gender Dynamics On Cross-Aged Paired Reading, Hassan Jones

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the dynamics that take place in the relationship between same gender paired readers. The participants in this study were forty-four elementary students from the fifth and second grade level. The school is located in an urban environment and over seventy- five percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The findings from this study suggest that boys and girls prefer to work with their same gender during buddy reading. This finding was particularly strong among the boys. This conclusion was further supported by evidence that males paid more attention during ...


A Study Into The Effects Of Cross-Age Tutoring On First Grade Students’ Attitudes Towards Reading, Kristen M.C. Pettis May 2000

A Study Into The Effects Of Cross-Age Tutoring On First Grade Students’ Attitudes Towards Reading, Kristen M.C. Pettis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a cross-age reading program between first and fifth grade students would positively affect first grade students attitude toward reading.

A sample population of two first grade students was drawn from one first grade inclusion class in a middle income, suburban school district. An A-B-A-B single subject design was used in the study.

Student attitude toward reading was evaluated by using the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey for four weeks. The results of the surveys were graphed and analyzed.

The results of this study suggest that the treatment of cross-age tutoring ...


Study Of The Effectiveness Of A Home Reading Program On The Involvement Of First Grade Parents, Sheri Ellen Carter May 2000

Study Of The Effectiveness Of A Home Reading Program On The Involvement Of First Grade Parents, Sheri Ellen Carter

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of thematic book bags as a home reading program. Each thematic book bag contained various books and activities that was focused around parental involvement with their child's reading. This program was developed to mirror the topics and units covered throughout the first grade year.

The subjects were the parents of 20 first grade children. The parents were asked to respond to a survey that was sent home before the book bag program started and then again after five months. The survey was designed to obtain information on parent perceptions ...


The Effects Of Detailed Visual Analysis Of Words Using Magnetic Letters For Remedial Reading Students In The First Grade, Rosemary Viscardi Custer May 2000

The Effects Of Detailed Visual Analysis Of Words Using Magnetic Letters For Remedial Reading Students In The First Grade, Rosemary Viscardi Custer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if a detailed analysis of words using magnetic letters during instructional lessons with first grade remedial reading students would improve word recognition.

The eight subjects were first grade males and females in the Chapter 1 Remedial Reading Program in a Western New York State suburban school district. The subjects received instruction introducing new vocabulary sight words. The lessons for the acquisition of these new words incorporated the use of magnetic letters for every other new word introduced. The subjects completed a pre-test to determine if the new word was known by the ...


The Effect Of Reciprocal Teaching On Comprehending Content Area Text, Sandra J. Galbato May 2000

The Effect Of Reciprocal Teaching On Comprehending Content Area Text, Sandra J. Galbato

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the comprehension of content area material through the Reciprocal Teaching and the Basic Teaching Methods. The subjects involved were twenty-four students in a fourth grade urban school setting. There was one heterogeneously group of students who were instructed using the two different teaching strategies.

All students involved received instruction on four chapters of their social studies text. Two of the four chapters were taught using the Basic Teaching Method, while the other two chapters were taught using the Reciprocal Teaching Method. During each method, the class completed workbook pages and participated in ...


Patterns Of Written Response To Literature Of Average Fifth Grade Readers, Christie Anne Jones May 2000

Patterns Of Written Response To Literature Of Average Fifth Grade Readers, Christie Anne Jones

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of the written responses of average fifth grade readers who have not received instruction in literature response.

The subjects for this study were eight fifth grade students who read at grade level. The subjects attended a suburban public elementary school. The eight subjects read the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry each day in class in a variety of different groupings. After reading, the students were asked to individually respond in their response journals. The only prompt the students received from the teacher each day was "Respond in writing ...


The Effects Of A Balanced Literacy Program On Kindergartners’ Writing, Catherine Valente Melia May 2000

The Effects Of A Balanced Literacy Program On Kindergartners’ Writing, Catherine Valente Melia

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine how the implementation of a balanced literacy program affects the writing of kindergartners in comparison to the writing of kindergartners involved in a more traditional instructional program. This study involved 36 kindergartners from two classrooms in a suburban district in Western New York. The chosen classrooms were selected because of the differences in their early literacy practices. The kindergartners in this study were part of a full day program. The subjects came from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. A heterogeneous mix of ability levels was represented. The kindergartners were given a writing ...


Gaining Perspectives From Teachers, Students, And Parents About The Effectiveness Of Looping In The Rochester City School District, Antonella Bivone May 2000

Gaining Perspectives From Teachers, Students, And Parents About The Effectiveness Of Looping In The Rochester City School District, Antonella Bivone

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to reveal the effectiveness of looping grades according to the perspectives of teachers, students, and parents in the Rochester City School District. The participants had all experienced looping in the past. The study analyzed and categorized responses given by these participants to various questions developed by the researcher. Eight teachers, 16 elementary school students, and 16 parents participated in this study. Data were gathered from the participants through written surveys and phone interviews. Various questions about the participants' looping experiences were asked. The research question was: What are the commonly reported strengths and weaknesses ...