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ERIC Number: ED119130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 157
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An Investigation of the Effect upon the Reading Performance and Attitude toward Reading of Elementary Grade Students, of Including in the Reading Program a Period of Sustained, Silent Reading.
Wilmot, Margaret Price
From November 1972 through June 1973 an experiment was conducted with 576 students (in grades two, four, and six) to determine if there were significant differences in reading performance and attitude toward reading between students in programs which included a daily period of sustained, silent reading (SSR) and those in programs which did not. The SSR involved students and teachers in daily silent reading of material of their own choice with no evaluation associated with the reading. Attitude toward reading was measured by the Wilmot Reading Attitude Inventory, reading performance by the vocabulary and comprehension subtests of the Gates Primary B and Survey D Reading Tests. Results of analysis showed that students in fourth and sixth grades in the SSR group had significantly better attitudes toward reading than those in control groups in those grades, control group students' performance on comprehension was significantly better in all grades, and there was no significant difference between the groups in performance on the vocabulary test. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado