ERIC Number: ED357320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Improving Leisure Reading Habits of Middle School Children with Learning Disabilities.
Jostes, Kara J.
The lack of leisure reading of learning disabled seventh graders was addressed by the implementation of a 3-part reading program. First, a sustained silent reading program was established school-wide on a daily basis. Second, a target group of 15 seventh grade learning disabled students participated in sustained silent reading with writing twice a week. Third, the same control group was involved in a reading incentive program to encourage leisure reading at home. Success was measured by comparing statistics important to student attitudes about reading, student reading habits, the length of time spent reading and responding to reading materials by writing in journals. Results indicated that all three areas were successful. (Appendixes include pre- and post-survey instruments and results of student, parent, and teacher surveys; basic achievement skills sample and results; journal question suggestions; and faculty mid-evaluation results.) (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Student Needs, Sustained Silent Reading
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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