ERIC Number: ED044264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Kindergarten Science Experiences on Reading Readiness. Final Report.
Neuman, Donald B.
The effects of a series of science lessons on reading readiness were investigated. Kindergarten children from three schools in central-city Milwaukee were the subjects. Twenty children from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Laboratory School were used to try out the procedures and materials used in the prepared science lessons. Twenty children in an inner-city school comprised the experimental group that received the series of science lessons. The third kindergarten class was the control group and received no science lessons. Fifteen lessons were prepared, and twelve were presented to the original try-out class and the experimental class. Each lessson took 1 week to complete (30 minutes per day for 3 days). Assessment of the study was made by teachers and children, and all children received the Metropolitan Reading Readiness Test. Among the conclusions were (1) that the children who had science lessons tended to score higher on the reading readiness test and (2) that the experimental group exhibited higher first-grade reading achievement. References and tables are given, and unit plans and materials for the 15 science lessons are appended. (DE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.