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ERIC Number: ED182739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Effect of Repeated Reading of Taped Literature on Reading Achievement.
Laffey, James L.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the effect of repeated reading of taped literature on reading achievement of culturally different remedial students in the upper elementary grades. Twenty students were selected using a matched pairs design. The experimental treatment for ten students consisted of reading while listening to the tapes and the performing various comprehension activities. During the treatment period of 13 weeks, the experimental students spend approximately 15 minutes per day listening to the taped stories. After listening to the story two or three times, they were encouraged to read along orally as they listened. This was repeated until they were able to reread the story fluently. The comprehension, vocabulary, and accuracy scores were consistently higher for the experimental group than for the control group. However, the only significant difference existed for the comprehension scores. Observable changes in the affective behavior of experimental students indicated positive changes in the students' attitudes toward reading as well as changes in their self-concepts. Students who rarely read aloud prior to working with the taped stories frequently chose to read the stories to a different class as well as to the experimental group. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Reading While Listening
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)