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ERIC Number: ED343102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Effects of Reading Workshop on Students' Retellings.
Hernandez-Miller, Mirtha E.
A study used the Reading Retelling Profile to examine the effectiveness of the holistic instructional approach called "reading workshop," which involves increased time for sustained silent reading, authentic literature in the reading program, a choice of books to read, written response journals, group discussions, and a supportive literary environment. Subjects, 23 fourth-grade students of average reading ability, were instructed using the reading workshop approach 2 days per week for 8 weeks, supplementing regular basal instruction. Subjects' comprehension was assessed using written retellings analyzed using the Reading Retelling Profile, and subjects' attitude toward reading was assessed using the Warncke Attitude and Interest in Reading Inventory. Subjects in the control group, 13 fourth-grade students of average reading ability from another school in the same district, were instructed using the same basal series and completed the written retelling and attitude survey. Results indicated that: (1) the experimental group demonstrated a higher degree of comprehension as measured by reader's response to text than did the control group; (2) text-based comprehension information and written language use demonstrated no significant difference between the two groups, although the experimental group demonstrated higher posttest means in text-based comprehension information; and (3) the experimental group showed improvement in reading attitudes, while the control group showed decline. (A figure presenting the Reading Retelling Profile and one table of data is included; 18 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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