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1984

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The Use Of Newspapers For Teaching Language Arts And Reading, Roy L. Gillis Dec 1984

The Use Of Newspapers For Teaching Language Arts And Reading, Roy L. Gillis

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The problem of this study was to determine if achievement scores in reading and language arts could be increased for students who participated in the newspapers in education program. Ninety-three seventh grade students were selected for the study; seventy-seven students completed the study, sixteen students were lost due to attrition. Two experimental groups and one control group were selected by random assignment from the seventh grade class at one school. The Metropolitan Achievement Test was administered to all students as a pretest. After completion of the experimental treatment in two successive twelve week periods, the Metropolitan Instructional Test for reading …