ERIC Number: ED204710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
An Analysis of Elementary Pupil Reading Achievement within a High Intensity Tutorial/Enrichment Program.
Martin, Rita J.; And Others
The effects of high intensity tutorial/enrichment treatments involving language arts process development were the major research concerns of a two-summer project designed to provide preservice and inservice teacher education students with training in the development of language arts processes and in planning for instruction corresponding to a child's diagnosed needs. Pretest reading inventories were given to 42 elementary school students during the first summer session and 61 students during the second session. The actual teaching periods lasted two hours each for 12 days, with each teacher having only two or three pupils. The emphasis was on the development of reading comprehension activities designed to help children increase meaning oriented reading behavior relative to pupil interest and need. The tutorial sessions concentrated on vocabulary development while the enrichment sessions expanded reading experiences. Posttests administered at the end of each session indicated that both the tutorial and the enrichment experiences resulted in significant improvement in reading accuracy and reading comprehension, with pupils becoming more meaning oriented in their reading processes. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, 1981).