ERIC Number: ED363123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Improving Comprehension and Reading Vocabulary in First Grade English Speakers of Other Languages.
This report describes various strategies which were implemented to increase reading vocabulary and comprehension on consistently below average test scores of first grade students. A targeted group of 25 students were selected for this process. The objectives included increasing comprehension and reading vocabulary, developing a more positive attitude toward reading, and utilizing critical thinking to increase cognitive skills. The targeted group did not show the expected increase in reading comprehension and vocabulary. Yet, there was a substantial increase in their scores. Post test scores indicated that there was an increase in motivation and in a more positive attitude toward reading. Participation in class discussion utilizing higher order questioning was increased. Methods implemented in this study could facilitate an increase in comprehension and reading vocabulary. Appendices include testing instruments, student data, and graphic analysis of progress. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Masters Thesis, Nova University.