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ERIC Number: ED070049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 86
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Reading Interests of Individualized and Basal Textbook Programs for Intermediate Grades.
Streit, Janet
In an attempt to determine the effects of the teaching-of-reading methods of individualized Reading and Basal Textbook on children's reading interests, frequency of reading, and actual book preferences, an inventory was administered to 396 boys and girls in grades four to six within two schools representing these reading approaches. It was found that (1) reading instructional method had little effect on children's range of reading interests; (2) as grade level increased, children's range of reading interests declined; (3) the Individualized Reading method encouraged more independent reading than the Basal Textbook approach; (4) girls taught by the Individualized Reading approach did more independent reading than did girls taught by the Basal Textbook approach; (5) the reading interests of children taught by the two methods were highly correlated; (6) animal stories were the most preferred book choices; and (7) boys and girls in the Individualized Reading program wrote significantly more book titles than did those in the Basal Textbook program. (Author/DI)
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Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey