ERIC Number: ED313663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
The Effects of Oral Reading on Reading Interest in Eighth Grade.
Robertson, Victoria A.
A study examined whether a group of eighth graders whose teacher read orally to them for 10 minutes daily would develop greater interest in reading for pleasure than similar students who did not experience the teacher reading orally to them. Subjects, 36 urban and suburban youngsters, were divided into an experimental and a control sample. Beginning the first day after the experimental group finished hearing the book, both the experimental and control groups were given free choice time for the last 10 minutes of reading class for 14 consecutive school days. The teacher kept a log showing the number of students who chose to read a book, study silently, or do homework during the free choice time. Results indicated that when given the opportunity to select freely among activities, both groups made similar choices whether they had been read to at one time by the teacher or not. (One table of data is included. One appendix, showing a sample daily choice log sheet, and 34 references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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