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ERIC Number: ED400972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Increasing Intermediate Teachers' Awareness of Reading Styles and Strategies To Improve Students' Learning.
Dean, Cindy M.
The program presented in this practicum was implemented to increase a target group of intermediate teachers' awareness of reading styles and strategies to improve students' learning in an urban elementary school. The setting for the project is a five-year-old public elementary school representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures. A target group of 8 teachers, grades 3 through 5, was established for the program. Strategies included teachers discovering their own teaching style, learning student reading style preference, and practicing the administration and analysis of the Reading Styles Inventory. Teachers also learned how to develop hands-on materials and design their classrooms to meet the needs of their students. Levels of success were measured by at least 7 of the 8 participants showing at least a 10 percent increase on the teacher-made pre- and posttest of teacher attitudes and on a reading pre- and posttest which determined knowledge acquired. In addition, a teacher's implementation plan checklist determined 100 percent task completion among the targeted teachers. All program objectives were met. Appendices include assessment instruments, memos, agendas, thank you notes from participants, a newspaper article, suggested material list, copyright guidelines, and assessment results. Contains 13 references. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Educational Specialist Practicum Proposal, Nova Southeastern University