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ERIC Number: ED119126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 145
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The Effects of Two Promotional Teaching Techniques on the Amount of Personal Reading and Selection of Books by Fourth Grade Children.
Roney, Richard Craig
This study was designed to consider whether, by introducing fourth grade children to books by two promotional techniques, teachers can influence: (1) the amount of personal reading done by children, (2) which books these children select for personal reading, and (3) the attitude of the children toward the books they select. In each of reading, and (3) the attitude of the children toward the books they select. In each of ten classes selected for the study, the teachers promoted equal numbers of books by reading segments of books to their children and by a bulletin board display. Other books designated control books were not promoted. All books were randomly selected and assigned to each of the three treatment groups for each class. The books ranged in difficulty from a readability of 2.5 to 5.5 and included a variety of fiction of interest to fourth grade children. Each class received two paperback copies of all books in each of the three treatment groups. The children were permitted to borrow these books and read them at home or in class during free reading time. Results of this study indicated that the use of promotional techniques by teachers did not have a uniform effect on children. Where the techniques were effective, oral reading of segments of books was generally more effective than use of a bulletin board display. (Author/MKM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado