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ERIC Number: ED052901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 15
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Modality Preference, Differentiated Presentation of Reading Tasks, and Word Recognition of First-Grade Children.
Ringler, Lenore H.; And Others
A vocabulary list of 50 words based on children's spoken language was divided into six groups. For each group specific materials incorporating different modality presentations (pictures, tapes, transparencies, and word cards providing tactile emphasis) were developed. The modality preferences of 128 first graders were identified by The New York University Modality Test. A criterion test was developed and the pretest was administered. The children were then randomly assigned within each modality to one of four experimental groups (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and combined) and a control group. All received the regular program of first-grade instruction, but the experimental groups received approximately 7 1/2 hours of small group instruction using one of the four presentation methods. The post-test was given after the instruction. Analyses of the data indicated (1) that the four experimental groups differed significantly from the control group but not significantly from each other, (2) that there were no significant differences among the groups when the subjects were categorized by modality preference, and (3) that there was no significant difference between the like treatment-modality preference group and the unlike treatment-modality preference group. Tables and references are included. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971