ERIC Number: ED323500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Children At-Risk Program (C.A.R.P.): Reeling Kids in through Reading.
Norris, Paula Jean
A supplemental reading intervention program was designed and implemented to increase the reading comprehension for at-risk students. Subjects, 11 fourth graders in two different classes, were chosen on the basis of below grade reading level as evidenced by both classroom performance and national achievement tests' score. The 10-week reading program emphasized activities centering around four children's literature stories using a non-traditional format. The instructional method utilized literature-based videos in conjunction with corresponding literature books for each student. Strategies assisted the targeted population to improve reading comprehension, develop a more positive attitude toward reading, increase knowledge of the children's classics, and increase awareness of the additional time spent on reading within the classroom. Evaluation of the subjects after completion of the unit consisted of comparison between a nationally normed test presented before and after implementation, teacher-made pre- and post-evaluations, teacher observations, and a student survey. Results revealed a significant gain in the reading grade level scores as well as improved attitudes toward reading. (Six tables of data are included; 18 references and 22 appendixes containing evaluations and activities administered for each of the four stories are attached.) (Author/KEH)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Childrens Literature, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Grade 4, High Risk Students, Intermediate Grades, Potential Dropouts, Reading Attitudes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Material Selection, Reading Research, Supplementary Reading Materials
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.