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ERIC Number: ED099808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 161
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The Effect of a Quality Literature Program Conducted by Elementary Education Majors on the Reading Achievement of Second Grade Students.
Raftery, Sister Francis
This investigation probed whether the reading acheivement of second-grade children would be increased significantly by the addition of a quality literature program of tri-weekly oral reading experiences provided by elementary education majors. Twelve intact and heterogeneously grouped second-grade classes participated in the study. Twelve third-year undergraduate students enrolled in a children's literature course were randomly selected to read to the students. The experimental variable of modes of presentation--oral reading, voluntary reading, and control group participation--were implemented by the investigator. The two categorizations of literature presented to the second graders were collections of both quality and regular literature. Results of the study indicated that the second-grade children in the group read to from quality literature did not make significant gains over those read to from regular literature. However, the children who were read aloud to on a tri-weekly basis made significant gains in reading achievement over those not read to. (Author/WR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D Dissertation, New York University