ERIC Number: ED157029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
The Effect of a Listening Skills Program on the Reading Comprehension of Fourth Grade Students.
Hoffman, Sybil M.
A study was conducted to determine the effect of a program of listening skills on the reading comprehension of fourth grade students. After a pretest, an experimental group of 12 boys and 12 girls was selected randomly from four classrooms and a control group was selected with matched pretest scores. The experimental group was taught using "Listening Comprehension Skills: Level B," published by the Alameda County Schools, California, while the control group was involved in language arts activities. Both groups participated in class twice a week in one half hour sessions over a period of eight weeks. The reading comprehension subtest of the California Achievement Test was used as a posttest. Results of the study showed that the reading comprehension of both boys and girls in the experimental group improved significantly through instruction in the "Listening Comprehension Skills" program. (Data tables and a bibliography are appended). (Author/MAI)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University