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ERIC Number: ED113705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 220
Abstractor: N/A
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An Investigation Designed to Test the Feasibility of Using Visual Literacy Techniques and the Language Experience Approach to Reading to Develop the Reading Abilities of Remedial Fourth Grade Readers.
Wells, Timothy Monroe
This investigation attempted to determine the feasibility of using selected wordless picture books and non-narrated films to facilitate reading achievement. The participating students transcribed oral language and written language about various aspects of the wordless picture books, and non-narrated films were used as the bases for reading experiences and the development of the students' reading abilities. Twenty fourth grade students were identified for participation in this study based on an IQ score of 90 or higher and a score on the reading test which indicated that the student was at least a year or more behind his ability level as calculated through the Bond-Tinker Expectancy formula. The study was a one group pretest posttest-design, using alternate forms of the California Reading Test. The results indicated (1) significant growth in reading vocabulary, comprehsnion, and total reading scores; (2) growth in oral language facility; and (3) significant growth in written language facility. No significant change in students' attitudes toward reading was revealed. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University