ERIC Number: ED359505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
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The Improvement of Reading Comprehension Skills in At Risk Second Graders.
Quigley, Mary Ann V.
The improvement of reading comprehension skills in a target group of at-risk students in the second grade of a North Florida school was achieved through the implementation strategies of parental involvement and collaborative learning. At-home parent-child literacy interactions increased and parents became active role models in a Parent as Readers In School Program. Students engaged in collaborative listening, speaking, writing, reading and thinking activities. Positive cognitive growth was indicated by data comparison of two pre- and posttests: the Hunter-Grundin Reading for Meaning Test, Level Two, and the comprehension skills sub-tests in the unit tests of the county adopted basal reading series. Data provided by parent surveys and the tabulation of weekly at-home reading time sheets indicated a substantial improvement in parent-child literacy interactions. The strategies, methods, and results were shared with the faculty of the target school and local community educators via a workshop. (Eleven figures of data are included; 23 references, survey instruments, self-esteem measures, a reading time sheet, and letters to parents are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Florida