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ERIC Number: ED119173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 192
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A Descriptive Study of Third Grade Reading Groups.
Seltzer, Dianne Arlene
This study examines the kinds of instruction that can be used in reading groups, thus providing a foundation for future related research on grouping. The problem was to describe and compare the reading instruction in reading groups by examining such variables as the number of reading groups, group size, the basis for organization, the materials employed, pacing of each reading group, instructional time, focus of instruction in each group, teachers' interview comments on grouping, and the verbal interaction between the teacher and the students in the group situation. Ten third grade classrooms from six schools in Volusia County, Florida were selected as the research population. It was found that the four group plan was the most frequently used grouping organization and that reading group size differed widely in the various classrooms. All the sample classrooms used basal readers as the main instructional materials. Pacing and instructional time differed across the classrooms and oral reading was the main focus of instruction. Teachers reported positive attitudes toward grouping but expressed concern over possible negative student attitudes and discipline problems with grouping. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University