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ERIC Number: ED114779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 262
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Dramatic Literature as a Mode of Instruction of Certain Reading Comprehension Skills in the Sixth Grade.
Harwood, Thomas Joseph
The purpose of this study was to develop a reading program using dramatic literature, informal dramatization, and a series of related written exercises to increase reading comprehension skills. It was also the purpose of this study to determine if such a program would produce a more favorable attitude toward reading on the part of the students in the treatment group as compared to the students in the nontreatment group. Three hundred and forty-eight students from six suburban elementary schools participated in the study. It was concluded that the use of dramatic literature, informal dramatization, and related written comprehension exercises can increase reading comprehension skills. It was also concluded that the treatment used in this study did not seem to produce a more favorable attitude toward reading than the regular basal reading program. Achievement in reading comprehension skills appears to be slightly dependent on the reading attitudes of boys and girls at the sixth-grade level. (Author/RB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education