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The Effect Of Reading And Social Studies Integration On Content Knowledge And Vocabulary, Jessica P. Schultz Apr 2003

The Effect Of Reading And Social Studies Integration On Content Knowledge And Vocabulary, Jessica P. Schultz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the integration of reading in the content area would improve students' vocabulary and content knowledge test scores. The belief of content area literacy is that students learn with text, not from them. An interaction with text provides opportunities for students to enhance their own mental models of the material. This research report reveals the positive effects of teaching reading skills in all curricular areas, and it emphasizes the benefits of immersing students with literature in science, social studies and math, as well as language arts. The researcher compared two fifth grade ...


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 ...


Deaf Students’ Metacognitive Awareness Of The Reading Process And The Characteristics They Feel Are Inherent In Proficient Readers, Suzanne R. Shafer Sep 1996

Deaf Students’ Metacognitive Awareness Of The Reading Process And The Characteristics They Feel Are Inherent In Proficient Readers, Suzanne R. Shafer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was conducted to gain insight into deaf students' awareness of the skills and strategies they utilize during the reading process and those they feel are inherent in proficient readers. The subjects involved in this study included fourteen tenth-grade and thirteen fourth-grade deaf students taking Language Arts/English classes from various residential and nonresidential school districts in Monroe County. The students were given the Index of Reading Awareness (IRA) developed by Jacobs and Paris (1987) in the form of a questionnaire. The questionnaires were completed independently or with the help of an interpreter or teacher of the deaf to ...


Using Reading Skills As A Predictor Of Success On The Fourth Grade S-Pet Test, Francis J. Fiore Jr. May 1994

Using Reading Skills As A Predictor Of Success On The Fourth Grade S-Pet Test, Francis J. Fiore Jr.

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In the following study, the Program Evaluation Test in Science (S-PET) scores for students in the fourth grade at PS #44 within the Rochester city School District, were compared to their scores on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) test. The tests are administered to all fourth grade students every May.

Two groups of students were included: the first group was composed of those fourth grade students who took the S-PET test in May 1992. The second group was made up of the fourth grade students who took the S-PET test in May 1993. These same students also took the ...


The Use Of Self-Generated Drawings As A Strategy For Teaching Sight Vocabulary, Mary Kline Dec 1984

The Use Of Self-Generated Drawings As A Strategy For Teaching Sight Vocabulary, Mary Kline

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a drawing approach to teaching sight vocabulary compared to a more traditional teaching method.

This study involved thirty-one second graders divided into two groups. The students in the self-generated drawing group wrote the word on their paper, drew a picture about the word, and wrote a sentence about their picture utilizing the selected vocabulary word. The traditional or sentence group followed the same procedure but omitting the drawing. Both groups read their sentences aloud with the thirty minute lesson ending with a flash card reading of the three words ...


The Effect Of Guided And Unguided Television Viewing On Vocabulary And Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Viewers, Cheryl Allen May 1977

The Effect Of Guided And Unguided Television Viewing On Vocabulary And Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Viewers, Cheryl Allen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this study, two questions were posed for examination. The first problem measured the significance in the gain scores of comprehension and vocabulary presented in a television program to students viewing a telecast with a guided purpose and to students viewing a telecast unguided. Students who watched the guided program yielded growth in both areas of comprehension and vocabulary. However, satisfactory academic growth was observed also in unguided television viewing.

Secondly, differences were measured in posttest scores of comprehension and vocabulary presented in a television program between students viewing a telecast with a guided purpose and students viewing the telecast ...