ERIC Number: ED317323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Using Storytime To Motivate Disadvantaged Kindergartners To Read, To Listen, and To Express Themselves Orally.
Nichols, G. Jeane
A director of elementary education at a Chapter 1 school in a Southern, urban community designed and implemented a practicum study intended to expose disadvantaged kindergartners to stories and books. The primary goal was to stimulate the children's interest in books and desire to read. A second aim was to expand the scope of the practicum to include story activities that could be done at home so that parents could become actively involved in their children's learning. To accomplish these aims, story books were solicited from publishers; a reading center was established; pre- and posttest preschool readiness inventories were administered to participating children; and parents met to share ideas at a mid-practicum meeting. Results were favorable. Analysis of data revealed that storytime sessions, field trips, and times for sharing were positive for children, parents, readers, and staff. Parents indicated that the tips for parents, the sessions for sharing, the books, and the story tapes helped them and their children. All 20 participating children made significant progress. Of the 20 parents, 17 reached the projected goal for active involvement with their children's learning experiences. A total of 57 references are cited. Related materials are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.