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ERIC Number: ED122285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 227
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The Effects of a Long Term Literature Program on the Participating Grade Six Students and Their Teachers.
Swinger, Alice Kruckeberg
Eleven teachers participated in an inservice program, read to their sixth-grade students, and allowed them silent reading time and followup activities for eight months. Treatment group boys demonstrated more positive attitudes on the concepts "Acting Out Stories" and "Talking About Books in School" than control group boys. Treatment group girls demonstrated significantly more positive attitudes on the concept "Teacher Reading to Students" than control group girls. On a semantic differential scale students ranked reading related topics most highly. Students' response to the concepts "Writing in School,""Acting Out Stories," and "Making Objects Explain a Story" were mixed, although student journal entries expressed emotional involvement, interest, and identification with characters. Reading achievement levels in the treatment group were comparable to those in the control group, but the treatment group showed gains in literary knowledge. Finally, the informal approach to the literature program did not produce variation in literature appreciation, nor was any relationship between teachers' and students' attitudes discerned. (Author/KS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University