ERIC Number: ED311423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
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Improving Reading Comprehension of Basic Students by Orally Reading High Level Material.
Blacharski, Carol S.
This study examined the effectiveness of a program with three basic features--high interest plays, oral reading, and high readability level--designed to aid middle school students scoring two or more years below grade level in reading comprehension. Subjects, 13 boys and two girls enrolled in a basic English class in a suburban middle school located in a southern coastal town in Florida, read aloud and discussed plays from "Read" magazine and participated in group dramatic activities based on the plays over a 10-week period. Results from posttest reading comprehension tests indicated that the program is an effective method for improving the comprehension skills of middle school students reading below grade level. (Thirty-six references and appendixes of data, evaluation instruments, and discussion questions are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test