ERIC Number: ED049017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Reading Rates Attained by First-Year LISTEN LOOK LEARN Students.
Brickner, Ann; Senter, Donald R.
The reading rates achieved by first graders taught reading by the Listen Look Learn (LLL) materials and procedures were compared to available norms of children who have had no instrument use as a part of their reading instruction. In the LLL program the Aud-X, Tach-X, and Controlled Reader Instruments were used to increase sight vocabulary, perceptual accuracy, and visual efficiency in order to affect reading rate as determined by the Controlled Reader dial setting. Data collected from a sample of 664 first-year LLL students indicated that these children read at rates beyond those reported for the norming sample and that reading rate achievement may be, in large part, a function of instrument use since rate increases appeared to be consistently related to LLL cycles completed. Cycles completed reflect the amount of instrument use to which the children have been exposed. The average reading rate attained with comprehension was 137.5 words per minute after 16-20 cycles of LLL instruction. Reading rate growth was more consistent for the children who read in small groups. Tables and graphs are included. (Author/DH)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Developmental Labs., Inc., Huntington, NY.