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ERIC Number: ED140246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 124
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A Study of the Effects of Teacher Oral Reading of Children's Literature on the Listening and Reading Achievement of Grade Four Students.
Weidner, Margaret Joanne
Four intact classrooms containing 68 grade four students were involved in a three-month study of the effects of varied amounts and frequency of exposure to oral reading of children's literature on reading and listening comprehension. Pretest and posttest scores from the Durrell Listening-Reading Series were obtained from all students; attitudes toward reading and toward teacher oral reading were also investigated. Results indicated that the amount and frequency of exposure to oral reading of children's literature did lead to differences in performance in the areas of listening total, listening vocabulary, and reading paragraph comprehension. Students who were read to five times per week for ten minutes each time showed the best performances. For the treatment groups combined, attitude toward reading influenced performance in listening and reading; attitude toward teacher oral reading influenced performance in listening but not in reading. Students who made the greatest gains had grade level or below initial scores, had positive attitudes toward reading and toward teacher oral reading, were approximately ten years old, and came from the group whose frequency of exposure was five times per week and whose time exposure was ten minutes per time. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education