ERIC Number: ED024524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Three Methods of Teaching Reading in the Second Grade.
Sheldon, William D.; And Others
The reading achievement of 376 second graders and the performances in oral reading and creative writing of 150 randomly selected subjects taught by three different methods were studied. All three approaches (basal reader, modified linguistic, and linguistic) were effective for reading instruction at the second-grade level. The largest differences in achievement observed were differences in classroom means within treatment groups. An addendum supplementing the original report describes a modified continuation of the study which examined the reading achievement of 376 third-grade children relative to different methods of instruction received in grades 1 and 2. The addendum also describes the characteristics of 106 disabled readers among the third-grade population. These disabled readers could have been identified as potential reading failures at the beginning of first grade on the basis of objective measures. This study confirms the results of the first- and second-grade studies that none of the three approaches is entirely successful in teaching all children to read and that the teacher variable is a most important factor. A bibliography is included. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.