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ERIC Number: ED211925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Family Reading Program and SSR on Reading Achievement and Attitudes.
Lengyel, Janice; Baghban, Marcia
In an effort to provide maximum support for the reading success of its students, a primary school in a rural, coal mining area simultaneously developed a family reading program and a sustained silent reading (SSR) program. The major objective of the family reading program was to encourage parents to read to their children for 15 minutes a day, seven days a week for a period of nine weeks. Sustained silent reading was scheduled in the classroom for 15 minutes every afternoon. To obtain data on the family reading program, questionnaires were designed to determine reading attitudes and habits for both the students and their parents. To evaluate SSR effects, three first grade students who participated in both programs were selected for case studies. One final method of evaluation for general reading improvement was the use of reading scores made by the students on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. Results showed that more first and second grade students who participated in both programs considered reading their favorite subject, did more reading at home, and enjoyed silent reading than did the students who participated only in the SSR. Those students who participated in both programs also received higher reading achievement scores. There were some areas in which the students who participated in only the SSR program expressed more positive responses than the students who were in both programs. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A