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Guided Reading: Its Effects On Reading Achievement And Attitudes, Colleen Vinciquerra Dec 2002

Guided Reading: Its Effects On Reading Achievement And Attitudes, Colleen Vinciquerra

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to analyze the effect of guided reading on second graders reading achievement. This study also examined the effect guided reading had on students' attitude towards reading.

The subjects included forty-two second graders from a rural school in western New York. There were two second grade classes who participated in the study. The experimental group received guided reading. The control group did not.

The researcher used Running Reading Records as the tool to determine the students' reading level. The students Running Reading Records were taken at the beginning of the study and again at the end of ...


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 ...


Fifth Graders Talk About Leisure Reading: A Series Of Focus Groups, Jodi A. Philipps May 1997

Fifth Graders Talk About Leisure Reading: A Series Of Focus Groups, Jodi A. Philipps

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover the attitudes, behaviors and interests of fifth grade students concerning leisure time reading.

The subjects consisted of nine focus groups of five students each (n=45) selected from fifth grade classes within Monroe County school districts. The schools were stratified by location including urban, suburban, and rural environments. Student selection was made by classroom teachers based on a variety of reading abilities and gender. Focus groups were interviewed regarding their leisure time reading habits, interests and behaviors. Group responses were then analyzed qualitatively and grouped into various categories.

While the results did ...


The Correlation Between Fifth Grade Students Reading Comprehension And Writing Attitudes, Tania A. Chwesik Aug 1994

The Correlation Between Fifth Grade Students Reading Comprehension And Writing Attitudes, Tania A. Chwesik

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of the correlation (high, medium, or low) between reading comprehension and writing attitudes of fifth grade students. There were 56 fifth grade students enrolled in an urban, public New York elementary school. The students were in an intense writing program for the school year to prepare them for the Writing PEP Test to be administered at the end of that school year.

The researcher compiled a list of reading comprehension scores obtained from each student's fourth grade Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) Test. During the twentieth week of school ...


An Investigation Of Kindergarten Children’S Concepts Related To Reading In Emergent Literacy, Rhonda Aileen Smith Mannara Aug 1988

An Investigation Of Kindergarten Children’S Concepts Related To Reading In Emergent Literacy, Rhonda Aileen Smith Mannara

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the literacy concepts related to reading that children have acquired by the end of kindergarten. A secondary purpose was to examine the relationship between these concepts and reading comprehension ability as indicated by performance on a standardized reading achievement test.

The subjects of this study were twenty kindergarten children randomly selected from six heterogeneous classes totaling 122 students. The students were interviewed individually and administered Clay's (1979) Concepts About Print test (CAP) entitled "Stones." The semi-structured interview was given to each child to determine the child's understanding of the ...