ERIC Number: ED327843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Student Attitude toward Selected Instructional Strategies.
Knight, Janie S.; Hawes, Kathryn
Student attitudes toward instructional strategies affect their interest in the subject and may raise or lower motivation. A pilot study assessed students' attitudes toward 27 different strategies frequently used for reading instruction. Subjects, 28 second-grade students, completed a Likert-type rating scale with faces instead of numbers to reflect student attitudes about various reading activities. Results suggested that for the class as a whole the preferred activities were: reading a story; practicing reading at the computer; and acting out a story. The lowest ranked activities were: practicing with word cards; meeting in a reading circle; and marking a page in the practice workbook. Such results give the classroom teacher the opportunity to make some instructional adjustments. (The questionnaire is included.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (34th, Nashville, TN, November 2-4, 1990).