ERIC Number: ED327826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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The Development of a Program to Increase Listening Skills in First Grade Students through Storytelling.
Fischer, Debra L.
A practicum was conducted to improve the listening skills of a first grade class in a public elementary school in a mostly Hispanic residential community. A listening program was developed and implemented to increase listening skills. Storytelling was the main strategy used, and it was implemented daily. Other listening activities were also incorporated into the curriculum to aid in listening improvement. The results were favorable and showed significant gains. Listening skills improved in all the students on the pre- and posttest and improvement was also noticed on the Stanford Achievement Test in listening comprehension. The teacher increased the number of stories read daily and recognized the importance of oral reading to improve listening skills. Parent involvement seemed enthusiastic and cooperative at first; however, few weekly monitoring sheets were returned to indicate that parents were reading aloud to children at home. It was concluded that reading orally to students on a daily basis should be an integral part of the curriculum in order for listening skills to improve. Appendixes include sample pre- and posttest, sample checklists for teacher, sample monitoring sheet, sample parent letter and questionnaire, sample listening activities used during implementation, a handbook of books/stories read during implementation, and handouts given to teachers. (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests