ERIC Number: ED085685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Phrase Reading Training with Fourth Grade Students: An Experimental Study.
Amble, Bruce R.; Kelly, Frances J.
The purpose of this study was to determine if phrase reading training with fourth graders would significantly enhance the development of reading skills for the purposes of obtaining and using new information. Forty fourth grade classrooms were assigned at random to five groups: 5,000 phrase group, 10,000 phrase group, 15,000 phrase group, 20,000 phrase group, and a control group. The phrase reading program was presented using the Phrase Reading Film Series--Intermediate Grades. Alternate forms of the Stanford Achievement Test were administered at intervals of about seven and one-half months prior to and following the phrase reading program. The results indicated that children in school districts of limited social-cultural backgrounds, who ordinarily have difficulty in achieving at an expected annual rate, appeared to benefit substantially from the phrase reading programs. In a community setting with children of social-cultural opportunity who are achieving at an expected or above annual rate a supplemental need for phrase reading training was not indicated. An appendix is included which discusses phrase reading programs for intermediate grades. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.