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ERIC Number: ED082172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 139
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An Investigation of the Effects of Daily, Thirty-Minute Home Practice Sessions upon Reading Achievement with Second Year Elementary Pupils.
Hirst, Lois Trimble
The purpose of this study was to determine whether repeated sessions of reading practice within the home, directed by a person who would support and encourage the pupil, would result in a significant increase in reading achievement. Eight boys and eight girls were selected at random from each of six second grade classrooms in two elementary schools and were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. The experimental group was given five 30 minute periods each week for 16 weeks of reading practice at home with a parent serving as tutor. At an orientation meeting parents were shown how to instruct their children, how to keep records, and how to reinforce performance. The materials used were the same basal reading texts which the pupils were using for reading instruction in school. Hypotheses 1, 2, and 3 stated that vocabulary, comprehension, and word study skills achievement test scores of experimental pupils would differ significantly from the scores of control pupils. Hypotheses 4, 5, and 6 stated that vocabulary, comprehension, and word study skills scores of experimental pupils would differ significantly from the scores of control pupils on a delayed posttest. The data did not support the six hypotheses at the .05 level of confidence. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Kentucky