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A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Scott-Foresman Measured Reading Achievement Of The Three High And Low Socioeconomic Elementary Schools In Vancouver, Washington, Leann G. Nolan

All Master's Theses

The problem in this investigation was to determine the influences of the high and low socioeconomic backgrounds upon reading achievement in the Vancouver (Washington) Public Elementary Schools. The investigator wanted to determine if the generally accepted premise that the higher socioeconomic level student's reading achievement is greater than that of the lower socioeconomic student would be substantiated in the specific area of Vancouver, Washington.


An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames

All Master's Theses

Many pupils do not achieve success in reading by the traditional instruction. A few can be helped by remedial classes offering individual children help for specific difficulties. In this study a method was explored that suggests a plan that can be used in a regular classroom to benefit all low-achieving students.


A Beginning Reading Program In Marshallese, Charles E. Eko Jul 1969

A Beginning Reading Program In Marshallese, Charles E. Eko

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop a beginning reading program in the indigenous Marshallese where there currently is no formal program, designed in a way to enable the indigenous teacher to teach reading.


The Extent Of Basal Reader Usage In Reading Programs By Elementary Teachers In The Wenatchee School District, Joe H. Schomer Jun 1969

The Extent Of Basal Reader Usage In Reading Programs By Elementary Teachers In The Wenatchee School District, Joe H. Schomer

All Master's Theses

This survey is not intended to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the basal reader program. It is designed to determine whether or not beginning or inexperienced teachers do, in fact, utilize basal programs to a greater extent than those with more experience.


A Comparative Study Of The Joplin Reading Plan And The Traditional Reading Plan In The Northshore School District, Steven J. Gimurtu Aug 1968

A Comparative Study Of The Joplin Reading Plan And The Traditional Reading Plan In The Northshore School District, Steven J. Gimurtu

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to compare the effectiveness of two reading programs, one using the Joplin Plan of reading, and the other, the Traditional plan of grouping for reading instruction. A comparison of the results of reading achievement test scores was made between the groups.


A Study Of Teacher Awareness Of Interest Factors Contributing To Success In Reading Among Intermediate Grades In Eighteen Elementary Schools In California’S Rio Linda Union School District, Charles Ralph Dykstra Aug 1968

A Study Of Teacher Awareness Of Interest Factors Contributing To Success In Reading Among Intermediate Grades In Eighteen Elementary Schools In California’S Rio Linda Union School District, Charles Ralph Dykstra

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of classroom teachers concerning factors involved in the development of greater interest in reading among intermediate grade children.


An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding Aug 1968

An Investigation Of Five Basic Reading Programs At The Third Grade Level For Instruction In Contextual And Structural Clue Techniques Of Word-Meaning Attack, Jeanne G. Nurding

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine five basic reading programs at the third grade level to identify instructional lessons presented in two categories of context clues and three types of structural clues. The two categories of contextual clues were word clues and typographical clues. The three types of structural clues were prefixes, suffixes, and inflectional endings. Identification of the variety of clues and frequency of clue lessons in each textbook series and the similarities and differences in presentation among series was also considered an important part of the purpose for this study.


An Empirical Study To Determine The Effect Of A Physical Fitness Program On Academic Achievement And Reading Ability, E. Douglas Garland Aug 1968

An Empirical Study To Determine The Effect Of A Physical Fitness Program On Academic Achievement And Reading Ability, E. Douglas Garland

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the measured effect of a physical fitness program on reading ability and academic achievement among sixth grade boys and girls.


A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis Aug 1968

A Three-Year Experimental Study Of Two Methods Of Teaching Reading In The Elementary School, Merle Eugene Davis

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a phonetic reading approach, namely that published by the Economy Company, with a traditional basal reading approach upon reading achievement in the primary grades of the Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School, in Tumwater, Washington. A secondary purpose of the study was to compare the effects of the two approaches on spelling achievement in the second and third grades in the Peter G. ·Schmidt Elementary School.


A Study Of What An Elementary Principal Should Know About The First Grade Reading Program, James Edward Devine Jun 1968

A Study Of What An Elementary Principal Should Know About The First Grade Reading Program, James Edward Devine

All Master's Theses

Since most formal reading instruction begins in the first grade, it was the purpose of this study to provide elementary principals with information on certain phases of the first grade reading program. Those phases seen as important to this study include basic methods, skills, materials, and evaluation procedures used in teaching reading.


Evaluation Of The Non-Graded Primary Reading Program At Munich Elementary No. 1, Charles R. Hammill Aug 1967

Evaluation Of The Non-Graded Primary Reading Program At Munich Elementary No. 1, Charles R. Hammill

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) evaluate the implementation procedures of the nongraded reading program at Munich Elementary No. l; (2) determine whether reporting and recording student progress met the needs of the students and teachers; (3) discover any difficulties inherent in the present system of assigning and grouping children; and (4) relate the level of achievement experienced in this program to the previously employed program as revealed by an opinion survey of the teachers involved in the program.


A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of Grouping By Reading Ability At The Elementary Level, Brian Glenn Kelley Aug 1967

A Survey Of The Effectiveness Of Grouping By Reading Ability At The Elementary Level, Brian Glenn Kelley

All Master's Theses

This study will report the findings of a survey of the literature published between 1962 and 1967. The survey of the literature was limited to grouping by reading ability for the purpose of determining whether or not grouping by reading ability is an effective educational tool which enhances the students' opportunities for achievement.


Reading In The Kindergarten: A Comparative Study Of Opposing Views, Geneva Nevius Dec 1966

Reading In The Kindergarten: A Comparative Study Of Opposing Views, Geneva Nevius

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to bring together differing opinions and research concerning the teaching of formal reading skills to children of kindergarten age. In order to establish evidence relevant to the problem, the following question was considered: Should the teaching of formal reading skills be a part of the kindergarten curriculum? In view of the question, this paper attempted to study from the literature whether formal reading skills should be taught to children in kindergarten classes.


An Eclectic Approach To Individualized Reading In The First Grade, Sandra S. Scherer Aug 1966

An Eclectic Approach To Individualized Reading In The First Grade, Sandra S. Scherer

All Master's Theses

Past experience has revealed a definite need to release children, at least partially, from the traditional ability groupings and allow more flexible groupings. The past also revealed that individual children's unique interests and abilities were not being provided for. Since the teaching of reading occupies a central position in the elementary grades, and since children have a wide range of reading abilities and interests, an investigation of individualized reading was prompted.


A Comparative Study Of Individualized Reading And Basal Reading (Ability Grouping) For Progress In Comprehension, Quantity, And Word Meaning, John Arnold Moffitt Aug 1966

A Comparative Study Of Individualized Reading And Basal Reading (Ability Grouping) For Progress In Comprehension, Quantity, And Word Meaning, John Arnold Moffitt

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this paper (1) to study the individualized reading group and the basal reading group, as to their progress in comprehension, quantity and word meaning; (2) to compare the two groups to see which group produces the greater amount of progress in comprehension, quantity, and word meaning; (3) to compare the amount of progress of the boys as to the progress of the girls in comprehension, quantity, and word meaning; and (4) to compare the amount of progress of slow, average, and fast readers.


Individualized Instruction In Reading, Sunny Murdock Aug 1966

Individualized Instruction In Reading, Sunny Murdock

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to describe methods, procedures, techniques, and problems in the utilization of individualized instruction in reading through a review of literature and a practical application of this method in the classroom.


A Study Of The Effect Of Teaching Specific Reading Skills Peculiar To Arithmetic At The Third Grade Level, Helen Gillum Dec 1965

A Study Of The Effect Of Teaching Specific Reading Skills Peculiar To Arithmetic At The Third Grade Level, Helen Gillum

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to attempt to show the need for teaching specific reading skills to further arithmetic understanding and achievement.


An Analysis Of The Ungraded Reading Program At Snoqualmie Elementary School And Its Influence On Accelerated Achievement In High School, John D. Elkins Aug 1965

An Analysis Of The Ungraded Reading Program At Snoqualmie Elementary School And Its Influence On Accelerated Achievement In High School, John D. Elkins

All Master's Theses

The major hypothesis tested in this study was that there would be no difference between ungraded reading grouping or heterogeneous reading grouping and accelerated learning in academic subjects based on high school subjective grades.


A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement, Alymer C. Bright Aug 1965

A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement, Alymer C. Bright

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to determine if there was any significant difference in reading achievement between the Lee School Reading Program with its interclass grouping and the other schools in the district where reading was taught in self-contained classrooms.


A Study Of The Pilot Reading Inventory Conducted In The Intermediate Grades At Hebeler Elementary School, Donald Edward Cain Jul 1965

A Study Of The Pilot Reading Inventory Conducted In The Intermediate Grades At Hebeler Elementary School, Donald Edward Cain

All Master's Theses

The main purpose of the study was threefold in nature: first to establish tentative norms for this inventory at this institution; second, to explore the use of this instrument as a possible base for grouping; and third, to determine whether or not the use of a tape recorder would be of help to the classroom teacher in administering and scoring the informal reading inventory.


The Relationship Between The Ordinal Position In The Family And Reading Achievement Of Third Graders In Yakima, Washington, Merle Klavano Dec 1964

The Relationship Between The Ordinal Position In The Family And Reading Achievement Of Third Graders In Yakima, Washington, Merle Klavano

All Master's Theses

Since many children fall in the category of reading below grade level, there is a constant desire on the part of educators to determine the factors of causation. If any reasons for a child's inability to read satisfactorily can be analyzed, it is to the child's advantage to have this done as early as possible.


An Evaluation Of The Sra Reading Laboratory I-A Used As A Supplementary Reading Program In The First Grade, Doris R. Ayyoub Aug 1964

An Evaluation Of The Sra Reading Laboratory I-A Used As A Supplementary Reading Program In The First Grade, Doris R. Ayyoub

All Master's Theses

This study was conducted with a group of first grade children to ascertain the value of the SRA Reading Laboratory I-a when used as a supplement to the basic reading program. Comparisons were made with another group of first grade children who used an informal reading program as a supplement to the basic reading program.


An Evaluation Of The Automated Reading Program: First Steps In Reading For Meaning, Helen Elizabeth Schourup Jun 1964

An Evaluation Of The Automated Reading Program: First Steps In Reading For Meaning, Helen Elizabeth Schourup

All Master's Theses

There is an indicated need for a method that deals with the learning problem of each individual non-reading student. The TMI-Grollier Self-Tutoring Program, "First Steps In Reading for Meaning" offers the possibility of a solution to the problem of how to individualize instruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this program to fulfill the indicated need.


A Survey Of The Attitudes And Opinions Of Elementary Teachers Concerning The Values Of Workbooks In The Reading Program, Richard Ellis Case Aug 1956

A Survey Of The Attitudes And Opinions Of Elementary Teachers Concerning The Values Of Workbooks In The Reading Program, Richard Ellis Case

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the attitudes and opinions of Okanogan, Yakima, and Kittitas county elementary teachers toward the value of reading workbooks in the reading program: (2) to determine the extent to which workbooks are utilized in the reading program of these counties; (3) to show the relation of the attitudes and opinions of teachers concerning the use of workbooks in the reading program to such factors as the teachers’ sex, years of experience, school enrollment, and grade level taught; (4) to make recommendations to schools of these counties concerning the use of workbooks in ...