ERIC Number: ED335667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Reading Comprehension in Grade 3 Using Whole Language Activities and the Computer.
Wyatt, Patricia B.
A practicum was designed to improve reading comprehension in 50 third-graders over an 8-month period. The practicum's peripheral goal was to improve the efficient use of the microcomputer as a tool to supplement reading comprehension. The program included computer lab experiences to teach keyboarding skills, language arts software use, and the use of a word processing program in combination with the Junior Great Books to promote discussion and interpretive evaluation skills along with other whole language activities. Pre- and post-tests of reading comprehension were administered to the students. In addition, their reading scores on the Comprehensive Testing Program taken during the practicum were compared to their scores in the previous year, and were also compared to the preceding third grade's second and third grade reading test scores. Results indicated that the general objective of the practicum to improve reading comprehension in grade 3 was successfully met. Analysis of the data revealed that the participants met the behavioral expectations. (One table of data is included; 68 references and 6 appendixes--Reading/Language Arts Notes, Reading Log Form, Writer's Great Books Letter to Parents, Students Reading Goal Form, Reading Levels Report Form, and Word Processing Examples--are attached.) (Author/PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Junior Great Books Program
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.