ERIC Number: ED146558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report on Phase III (Interest, Comprehension, & Readability) Prepublication Learner Verification of "Phantoms and Fantasies," Seventh Reader and "Gnomes and Knots," Eighth Reader of "Reading Basics Plus," Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.
Ball, Edward H.
The seventh-grade and eighth-grade program of "Reading Basics Plus" consists of an integrated set of texts, workbooks, and teacher's guidebooks. By a process of small group trials, students' and teachers' reactions to the proposed content of this program were obtained in order to provide editors and contributors with useful information about interest level, readability, comprehensibility, and vocabulary in the proposed selections. Results indicated that pupil interest in the material was high and that the level of reading difficulty in the materials was appropriate for the grades in which it was tested. In addition, detailed information was gathered regarding specific difficult words in the proposed selections. This information was used in the development of glossaries and teacher's editions for the program. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: See related documents ED 142 935 and CS 003 764