ERIC Number: ED369043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Third-Grade Students' Attitudes to Reading through the Use of Recreational Reading Activities.
Corridon, L. Beverly
The goal of a practicum was to improve students' attitudes towards reading. Subjects, 35 third graders, were representative of the community's social composition. Activities encouraged increased reading time in and out of the classroom. Parents were asked to encourage their children to read and to participate by reading with them, to them, or discussing what was read. Pre- and post-surveys were administered to all student participants. Strategies were used to help students overcome language and decoding difficulties. Parents were encouraged to become involved in the improvement process. Participants in the practicum increased their reading time in the classroom as well as at home. A positive change of attitude was observed in many participants, though some maintained the opinion that reading is a boring activity. (Contains 18 references and two tables of data; sign-in sheets, survey instruments, and a reading log are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Motivation
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.