ERIC Number: ED195995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Effective and Appropriate Requests in First-Grade Reading Groups.
Wilkinson, Louise Cherry; Calculator, Steve
Fifty-four first grade students comprising eight reading groups in three separate classrooms participated in a study that examined effective and appropriate communication in peer-directed groups. Specifically, the study investigated selected aspects of requests for information and action and their relationship to language ability, social competence, and reading achievement. Each student was tested individually to determine language ability, reading achievement, and social competence, and each group was videotaped while engaged in reading activities. The tapes were transcribed and coded for requests for action or directions and requests for information or questions. The results indicated that the students were effective in obtaining compliance to their requests for action and information more than two-thirds of the time. In addition, the findings showed that effective and appropriate speech was related to reading achievement and structural language knowledge, but not to social competence. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.