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ERIC Number: ED074460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 177
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The Effects of Group Bibliocounseling on Selected Fourth-Grade Students Who Are Underachieving in Reading.
King, Norman Anthony
This study tested the effectiveness of bibliocounseling, group counseling using books as an adjunct, on 48 fourth-grade boys whose third-grade reading scores fell two or more stanines below their third-grade IQ scores. The Gates MacGinitie Reading Test, Survey D; the San Diego County Inventory of Reading Attitude; and the Self-Concept and Motivation Inventory were administered as pretests and as immediate six-month posttests. For ten weeks, the boys in the two experimental subgroups and the two control Group Two subgroups attended twice-weekly bibliocounseling sessions conducted by the investigator. The boys read orally for 20 minutes from nine award-winning children's trade books featuring a young male protagonist and/or a theme of adventure, humor, or sports. They then discussed the stories according to a procedure adapted from "Reading Ladders for Human Relations," fourth edition, by Crosby. In both posttest administrations, the groups receiving bibliocounseling had significantly higher reading comprehension scores, closely approached the level of significance in vocabulary, and experienced highly significant improvement in their attitude toward reading and their reading self-concept. (Author/TO)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of the Pacific