ERIC Number: ED332164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Reading Skills of Fourth Grade Students through a Literature Based Reading Program.
A practicum developed and implemented an integrated reading program to raise reading vocabulary and comprehension scores and reading attitudes in a fourth-grade classroom. A classroom of 23 students was used to implement the program. A standard diagnostic test was used to record pre- and post-test scores in vocabulary and comprehension, and a reading attitude survey test was used to analyze students' attitudes about recreational and instructional reading. The program consisted of a reading and writing workshop daily with emphasis on learning skills through experiences with whole text. Built-in time for reading aloud, reading silently, self-selection of reading materials and stressed process writing was provided. Results indicated a 14% increase in vocabulary and a 20% increase in comprehension skills. The most noticeable improvement was in the students' attitudes toward reading. Findings suggest that this program can provide a vehicle to facilitate and increase learning achievement. (Fifteen references, vocabulary test results, comprehension test results, reading lab scores, reading attitude survey, and literacy competency test are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Literature Based Reading Programs
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.