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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

1985

Reading instruction

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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 ...


The Effect Of Creative Thinking Instruction On Seventh And Eighth Graders And The Relationship Of Creative Thinking To Iq And Reading Achievement, Judith A. Brooks Aug 1985

The Effect Of Creative Thinking Instruction On Seventh And Eighth Graders And The Relationship Of Creative Thinking To Iq And Reading Achievement, Judith A. Brooks

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the creative thinking skills of seventh and eighth grade students could be strengthened through classroom activities designed to stimulate fluency, flexibility, and originality. Also sought were the correlations between creativity scores and IQ, and between creativity scores and reading comprehension.

This study can be considered a replication of Hicks's 1979 research, though applied to older children.

The subjects were seventh and eighth graders attending an urban fringe parochial school. They composed a racially integrated reading class grouped according to reading level and content area teachers' recommendations, rather than according to ...