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ERIC Number: ED308494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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Increasing Literature Appreciation and Recreational Reading Behavior of Intermediate Grade Students.
Chisom, Yvette L.
A study examined the effectiveness of a program designed to increase literature appreciation and recreational reading of intermediate grade students. Subjects, 460 students an all-black midwestern city, recorded the amount of time spent reading at home, were observed by their teachers during reading periods to evaluate on-task behavior, were required to read in three additional literary genres, and were encouraged to increase their recreational reading to 100 minutes per week. Results indicated that: (1) 74% of the students engaged in at least 15 minutes of reading at home per day; (2) 86% of the assignments given during reading periods were completed; (3) 84% of the students read in at least three additional genres; and (4) 90% of the students developed voluntary reading behavior and increased the number of minutes read per week to 100. (Five tables of data are included; 29 references, the survey instruments, and sample reading logs are appended.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A