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ERIC Number: ED096622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Motivation for Reading Improvement. Final Project Report.
Kit Carson Union Elementary School District, Hanford, CA.
This document reports on a project aimed at motivating students to develop attitudes that learning can be fun and that it can benefit them, and at discouraging students from working just to please the teacher. The project involved the use of a "News Laboratory," which included a United Press International wire service, various newspapers, magazines, and books. Those involved in the project were 120 fifth through eighth grade students. The activities developed to achieve the objectives consisted of students reading the various news media and then reporting their selections in an oral or written analysis in order to improve their reading rate and comprehension, listening abilities, and writing abilities. Pretests and posttests were administered to the students to determine if 75 percent improved their reading rate and comprehension seven months beyond the average growth shown during the last two years, if 60 percent of the students showed a 6 percent increase in listening skills, and if 80 percent showed a 10 percent gain in writing ability. Evaluation findings indicated that the listening objective had been more than met, the writing objective was 4 percent short of the objective goal, and the reading objective was 39 percent short of the projected goal. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Kit Carson Union Elementary School District, Hanford, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III