ERIC Number: ED369040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Computerized Reading Instruction for Remediating Deficiencies of Slow Learners: Our Forgotten At-Risk Elementary Students.
A practicum was designed to remediate reading skill deficiencies of four slow third-grade learners by using computerized instruction. The major goals were to increase instructional reading levels and reading comprehension; to remediate specific reading skill area deficiencies; and to increase collaboration among resource teachers regarding strategy planning and utilization of instructional materials with the slow learners. Pre- and posttests were administered and computerized reading instruction was administered over a 10-week period three times weekly for 45 minutes using the Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation's Writer word processing program. Parents and teachers collaborated to remediate the skill deficiencies of the four students. Books and written checklists were provided for home documentation of daily reading with parents; journal entries were kept as well as pupil logs and checklists regarding mastery of software programs. Analysis of the data revealed that scores were increased in post reading placement tests administered orally, mastery of basal unit raw test scores on specific skill areas increased in eight areas on the Level 8, Unit 3 basal reading test, and by nine skill areas on the Level 8, Unit 4 test. One out of four students increased the raw score for reading comprehension by 10 points. Collaboration increased among teachers and parents, along with motivation and self-esteem among students. (Contains 28 references and four tables of data; four sample student stories and a letter to parents are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Motivation
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. The appendixes contain broken print.