ERIC Number: ED029709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-3
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Reading Readiness of Kindergarten Pupils Exposed to Conceptual-Language and Basal Reader Prereading Programs. A Pilot Study. Final Report.
O'Donnell, C. Michael P.
Seventy-eight kindergarten children were randomly placed in four experimental classrooms. Two of the classes were taught with the basal reader approach to reading readiness, and two were taught with the conceptual-language program approach. An extensive pretest battery was given to these children in October 1967. Instruction in the two approaches was given from November 1967 to May 1968. At the end of the instructional period an extensive posttest battery was given to the children. This investigation was designed to test the effectiveness of the two methods of instruction in developing reading readiness in kindergarten. The conceptual-language program was found to be superior to the basal-centered program in promoting general readiness for reading. (WD)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Basic Reading, Beginning Reading, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Experimental Programs, Kindergarten Children, Language Experience Approach, Pilot Projects, Prereading Experience, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness, Teaching Methods, Test Results
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.