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ERIC Number: ED124891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
A Comparison of Trade Books and Special Series Books for Remedial Readers.
Dorwart, Gloria
In order to determine the opinions of third grade remedial reading pupils about trade books recommended in library selection aids and special series books recommended for poor readers, 57 pupils completed statements on book inventory forms about 24 picture books and 24 series books. Data was gathered on book completion, interest, and difficulty assessments. An additional factor in the study was the readability match category. These data were compared between book types. The scores from the total group of books were also analyzed between completion and interest; completion and difficulty assessments; completion and readability match categories; interest and difficulty assessments; interest and readability match categories; and difficulty assessments and readability match categories. Some of the findings indicated that there is no significant difference in the third-grade remedial reader's responses to book completion or book interest for series books compared with picture books; the series books had more difficulty assessments that were "too easy" and the picture books had more difficulty assessments that were "just right"; and books above the pupil's reading level according to the readability match were frequently rated as "just right" in difficulty by the pupils. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey