ERIC Number: ED350560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Integration of Computer Software with Printed Materials To Enhance the Reading Skills of Middle School Students.
Dixon, Gaynelle O.
A practicum described a strategy involving the integration of computer software reading games with traditional printed texts to improve student reading scores and attitudes toward reading. A target group of five seventh-grade remedial reading students participated in the study. The two computer software programs, "Super Solvers Midnight Rescue" and "Stickybear Reading Comprehension" were used along with state adopted texts to provide instruction and reinforcement in developing reading comprehension skills. Following teacher- and text-generated instruction, students completed three to four sessions on the computer each week. Although the desired outcomes regarding increased reading levels were not fully reached, there were significant gains made within the target group. Results indicated that the target students developed positive attitudes toward reading and increased reading scores as well. Findings suggest that the integration of computer software reading games with printed instructional materials can be utilized to increase reading scores and to effect positive attitudes toward reading. (Six tables of data are included; 23 references, a parent/student reading log, a structured reading autobiography form, the letter to parents, and brief descriptions of the two software programs are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Printed Materials
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Best available copy.