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ERIC Number: ED312612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Reading Interests, Habits, and Attitudes of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders: A Class Action Research Project.
Williams, Carolyn
A study investigated the relationships between reading interests, habits, and attitudes of third, fourth, and fifth grade students and the variables of teacher/parental influences, ethnic background, gender, and grade levels of the students. Subjects, a random sample of 101 Black, 92 White, 2 Chinese and 1 Arab low-to-middle socioeconomic-level students from the central Mississippi area, were given a 20-item survey instrument developed by graduate students and designed to identify the students' background of home and school as it relates to reading. Results indicated that: (1) those students who spent a great amount of time reading liked to read and were read to before they began school; (2) the best way to help children enjoy reading was to have them read "their own books"; (3) teachers and students should discuss books of interest; and (4) all children surveyed viewed reading as an important part of their lives and enjoyed reading material related to their own interests. (Eighteen tables of data are included; 25 references, a list of 20 books read by students, and the survey instrument are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi