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ERIC Number: ED082173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 61
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Selected Effects of Reading Aloud to Students.
Hampton, Hilda Marie
The purpose of this study was to test the hypotheses that there is no significant difference in the number of books voluntarily read between sixth grade pupils in an experimental group having stories read to them and pupils in a control group having no stories read to them, and there is no significant difference in the attitudes toward reading between an experimental group of sixth graders having stories read to them and a control group having no stories read to them. The subjects were two heterogeneously grouped homeroom classes of sixth graders. One group served as the experimental group; the other class was the control group. During the initial four weeks of the study the investigator spent thirty minutes daily with each group, substituting for the regular language arts teacher in teaching language lessons. During the final four weeks of the study the investigator read selected stories aloud to the experimental group for thirty minutes daily. Based upon the findings, it was concluded that teachers of sixth grade students are not warranted in assuming that simply reading aloud will stimulate students to read on their own and that reading aloud mitigates the development of unfavorable reading attitudes. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia