ERIC Number: ED405560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
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The Effects of Early Literacy on the Fourth Grade Reader.
Stein, Danna Gaynor
Children drawn on a variety of experiences when they first become interested in literature. Cultural as well as economic backgrounds may influence their selection. Attitudes from family members may also influence these choices. A study determined the effect of exposure to literacy in the early years on reading in the "formal" school years. Subjects, 51 fourth-grade students selected from 2 separate classes in a suburban, top-level school, were asked to complete questionnaires with their parents. Results indicated: (1) no significant differences in the reading ability of students who were exposed to much early literacy experiences versus those who were not; (2) the amount of time spent on the exposure of literacy did matter; and (3) attitudes regarding the time spent in literacy activities also affected results. (Contains 37 references. An appendix presents the questionnaire.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: M.A. Project, Kean College of New Jersey.