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ERIC Number: ED169509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Will Primary Grade Title I Students Demonstrate Greater Achievement in Reading With the Use of Audio-Visual Aids Than Those Who Haven't Utilized the Same Media?
Skobo, Kathleen Ward
Forty-two first, second, and third grade students participated in a 15-week study to determine the effects of audiovisual aids on reading achievement. The students were pretested and posttested using the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. Each group received 40 minutes of small group and individual instruction each day. The experimental group worked with audiovisual aids as a follow-up to teacher instruction. The audiovisual aids used were the System 80 machine, the Voxcom Audible Graphic System, and the tape recorder. The System 80 machine reinforced language skills, letter and sound recognition, sight vocabulary, spelling skills, and reading in context. The Voxcom System was used as a language master to enhance vocabulary and sight word development. The tape recorder and teacher-made tapes were used to aid in the development of listening skills and comprehension. Filmstrips and accompanying cassettes were employed to assist in the development of perception, word attack, and sequencing skills. Filmstrips and tapes of well-known children's books were also used to build an appreciation for reading and to promote creative writing. The results indicated that the use of audiovisual aids did not produce significant gains in reading achievement. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey