ERIC Number: ED344182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Cross-Age Tutorial Program To Increase Reading Comprehension through the Use of High Interest Activities Involving Reading.
Leatherwood, Prudence Lee
A practicum used a program of high interest activities involving reading to address the problem of low reading comprehension grades and test scores of eight students in the second through fourth grades, who were an average of 1 year behind the norm in reading. The program's six units included a listening unit, computer technology unit, daily activities unit (including the newspaper, restaurant menus, cooking, TV Guide, and favorite magazines), drama unit, writing unit, and library unit. Each unit took 2 or 2.5 weeks to implement, and the practicum lasted 3 months. Results indicated a desire to participate in more reading activities as evidenced by the increased number of books checked out, an improvement in attitude toward reading, an improvement in reading grades, and an increase in critical thinking skills. Results suggested that the more relevant reading became to the student through high interest activities, the greater the reading comprehension. (Twenty-one references are attached. Appendixes include the student questionnaire, parent questionnaires, the "Reading Cheer Song," a manual, tips for parents, the elementary learning channel preference worksheet, award sheets, and software evaluation forms.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.