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An Investigation Into The Practical Applications Of Psycholinguistic Theory, Michael Pugliese Aug 1985

An Investigation Into The Practical Applications Of Psycholinguistic Theory, Michael Pugliese

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore the practical applications of psycholinguistic theory. Meaning-emphasis programs are not widely used in schools and are difficult to quantify. A case study format was designed to examine the effectiveness of this approach through in-depth observation. Data was compiled in the form of anecdotal records and student notebooks. Diagnostic tests developed by Clay (1979b ) were also used as measures of growth. Materials and procedures were described in terms of their psycholinguistic focus. The student was successful in the program and used meaning as the preferred strategy for word attack. Writing and oral expressive ...


A Comparative Study Of Two Process Approaches To The Teaching Of Writing To Third Grade Students, Anita J. Clark Aug 1985

A Comparative Study Of Two Process Approaches To The Teaching Of Writing To Third Grade Students, Anita J. Clark

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the quality of writing of third grade students instructed in a structured method of writing would vary from that of a similar group instructed in an unstructured method. The element of learning style that denoted a preference for structure or lack of preference for structure was considered to determine any significant relationship with writing achievement.

This study was conducted over a ten-week period with twenty-four third-grade students. Pre-treatment and post-treatment writing samples were collected. One group of students, (Group I) was instructed using a structured approach to writing. The other group ...


The Effect Of Test Anxiety On Reading Comprehension In Second Grade Students, Sandra L. Eggleston May 1985

The Effect Of Test Anxiety On Reading Comprehension In Second Grade Students, Sandra L. Eggleston

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a correlation between test anxiety and reading comprehension on a standardized test in two heterogeneously grouped second grade classes. Also considered were the relationships of test anxiety and reading comprehension on educationally handicapped subjects and subjects with no handicapping condition and the differential effects of test anxiety on male and female subjects.

Fifty-five second grade students from a small city school district in Western New York served as subjects for the study. Fifteen of the 55 subjects were classified as educationally handicapped.

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (I ...


A Study Of Children’S Perceptions About Reading In Relation To Various Reading Instructional Programs, Elaine Widay May 1985

A Study Of Children’S Perceptions About Reading In Relation To Various Reading Instructional Programs, Elaine Widay

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study explored the relationship between cognitive clarity of reading and various reading instructional programs with 72 first and third grade students. The programs included: language experience, analytic phonics, and synthetic phonics.

A semi-structured interview, an aural task, and two visual tasks were given to each child. The interview consisted of nine questions about the nature of reading and the vocabulary used in reading instruction. The interview was measured by a response that suggested either cognitive confusion or cognitive clarity. The aural and visual tasks were given to assess the child's ability to segment words in a written context ...


The Effects Of Word Processing On The Writing Of Selected Fifth- Grade Students, Walter C. Woolley Jan 1985

The Effects Of Word Processing On The Writing Of Selected Fifth- Grade Students, Walter C. Woolley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine whether 120 fifth-grade students composed significantly better writing using word processors than using pencil and paper. The subjects included 65 males and 55 females. Following an introductory lesson in keyboarding and instruction on the Bank Street Writer word processing program, randomly selected control and treatment groups participated in sixteen 45-minute sessions of prewriting, writing, and revising expository paragraphs and essays. Both groups used a process approach to writing. Trained scorers evaluated the compositions. Results were tabulated using MANOVA to test for significant differences between groups. Level of significance was set at .05 ...