ERIC Number: ED381755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Word Conceptualization of First Grade Low Achievers through the Use of Diverse Instructional Strategies.
Atkinson, S. Darlene
This practicum was designed to provide low-achieving first graders with the opportunity to improve their concept of what a word is and motivate children to become more enthusiastic about the reading process. Cooperative learning, cross-age tutoring, and skill-oriented instruction were utilized in the classroom during the 3-month period to accomplish the practicum outcomes. Assessment tools and surveys were used in collecting data. Outcomes were accomplished successfully. Analysis of the data revealed that through the use of various strategies, the 10 children involved improved word conceptualization, positively changed their attitude toward reading and enhanced their self-esteem. (Contains 34 references and four tables of data. Appendixes presents sample big book lessons and the attitude toward reading survey instrument.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Motivation; Word Knowledge
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.