ERIC Number: ED169514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effect of Storytime Reading While Listening on First Grade Reading Achievement.
Johnson, Mary Ann C.
Eighteen first grade students participated in a study to determine if reading achievement would be significantly higher for children who experienced reading-while-listening to children's literature as an enrichment activity than for children who did not have a similar experience. The children were divided into two treatment groups of equal size. Members of the experimental group were provided with books so that they could follow along as the teacher read to them during the daily storytime activity. Members of the control group watched and listened through earphones to a sound filmstrip of a book, but did not see the printed text. After several days, the groups were reversed. The same materials were used, but the control group merely listened to the teacher and did not follow along in books. The children were then interviewed individually about their concepts of reading and were administered a standardized reading test. The results showed that reading-while-listening as an enrichment activity had no significant effect on first grade reading achievement. (FL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading While Listening
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey ; Best copy available