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ERIC Number: ED079679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 188
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A Study of the Recreational Reading of Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade Children.
Kimbrough, James Daniel
The problem of this study was to determine types of books selected for recreational reading by children in grades four, five, and six in fifteen schools, how the children ranked the books according to preference after reading them, their stated reasons for selections, and their reasons for indicated strong preferences. A total of 2,765 children from fifteen elementary schools (958 fourth graders, 907 fifth graders, and 900 sixth graders) were included in this study. There was 1,380 boys and 1,385 girls--1,453 white and 1,312 black children. Each child kept a record of his recreational reading during a six-week period on a Reading Record Card. For each book read the child listed the title of the book, indicated whether he read all of the book, and gave a reason for selecting the book. On the reverse side of the card the child listed in order the three books he enjoyed most and gave his reasons. Results of the study indicated that the largest number of books selected were classified in the categories of Animal Stories, Humorous, Biography, and Mystery. Sixth grade children selected the highest average number of books. They were followed in order by children in grade four and grade five. The children most often enjoyed their favorite books because they were funny. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Alabama