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ERIC Number: ED070055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 196
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A Study of the Effect of Systematic Practice of Standard English Sentence Patterns on Reading Achievement, Attitudes Toward Reading and Oral Responses of Fifth Graders.
Richards, Lucille Washington
To assess the effect of pattern practice (a method commonly associated with foreign language teaching) on reading achievement, attitudes toward reading, and oral language responses, fifth graders from a Philadelphia elementary school were divided into two groups, one of which received pattern practice through a series of forty lessons. It was believed that reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading would improve as skill increased and that oral command of standard English would be strengthened through this systematic structured experience. Tests used for collecting the data included the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test, an Informal Reading Inventory, a Picture Test, and the Northeastern Reading Attitude Scale. Findings and conclusions indicated that pattern practice did not significantly affect scores in reading achievement and oral language response since both groups tended to show approximately the same gain in these respects; however, the experimental group excelled on the attitude scale. (Author/HS)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Temple University