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ERIC Number: ED109615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 111
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Parental Use of Household Literature to Reinforce Secondary School Reading Instruction.
Bigler, Mary Agnes Glenn
This study devised guidelines and activities which parents can use to help their secondary school children improve their reading skills. The skill areas covered vocabulary development, word recognition, comprehension, and rate. Household teaching materials such as newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, junk mail, recipes, maps, catalogs, and sewing patterns were used. The population included twenty secondary students reading one to three grade levels behind grade placement. The three stages of the study were (1) delineating and defining the skills needed by secondary students, (2) designing activities to practice and reinforce these skills, and (3) carrying out limited field testing to determine if parents could use these activities successfully. From the results of the study it was concluded that guidelines can be devised to help readers deficient in reading skills improve these skills by using household literature. Furthermore, parents proved that they could use these guidelines to their own satisfaction and that of the cooperating teachers, and both parents and teachers reported that the guidelines and activities actually helped improve the students' reading ability and attitudes toward reading. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Michigan