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ERIC Number: ED002600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 7
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ARE READING READINESS MATERIALS NECESSARY IN THE FIRST GRADE.
FRY, EDWARD
A STUDY TO DETERMINE IF READING READINESS MATERIALS ARE NECESSARY IN THE FIRST GRADE REVEALS THAT THEY ARE NOT. THE EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF A SUBURBAN MIDDLE CLASS COMMUNITY IN NEW JERSEY. TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED IN SEPTEMBER TO ALL PUPILS OF THE FIRST GRADE. NO READING INSTRUCTION HAD BEEN GIVEN IN KINDERGARTEN AND NO PUBLISHED READING READINESS MATERIALS WERE USED. PUPILS IN THE READINESS GROUP WERE GIVEN READINESS WORKBOOKS AND READING INSTRUCTION IN PREPRIMERS AND PRIMERS. PUPILS IN THE NONREADINESS GROUP WERE GIVEN READING INSTRUCTION IN PREPRIMERS AND PRIMERS OF A DIFFERENT, BUT COMPARABLE, SERIES. EACH CLASS IN BOTH GROUPS WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE SEPARATE READING GROUPS. WHEN TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED IN DECEMBER, NONREADINESS GROUPS WERE DEFINITELY AHEAD IN PROGRESS, UNDOUBTEDLY BECAUSE MORE TIME WAS SPENT TEACHING READING. TABLES SHOWING RESULTS OF TESTING ACCOMPANY THE TEXT.
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Identifiers: NEW JERSEY