ERIC Number: ED287615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Listening Instruction: A Program for First-Grade Students.
Abelleira, Patsy G.
Conducted at a Chapter 1 school serving mainly Hispanic and Black youth, this practicum developed a teacher-directed listening skills program for first grade students. The project goals were to provide auditory training and to increase proficiency in decoding skills. The listening skills program consisted of five components. The physiology of hearing was taught for 1 week. The science of sound was taught for 2 weeks. Listening rules for individuals and members of groups were taught for 1 week. Decoding skill was taught for 32 weeks as part of the reading instruction program. In addition, 4 weeks of instruction were provided in each of the following skill areas: following verbal directions, inferring word meaning, listening for details, listening for sequences, identifying the main idea, discerning fact and fiction, and identifying mood. The evaluation of the practicum indicated that all 38 of the participating students met stated objectives in decoding skills. Although some did not meet objectives for auditory training, positive growth was evident. Recommendations were made for further studies and programs. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.