ERIC Number: ED423120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Student Science Achievement through Application of Strategies Learned in Reading Class.
Abdo, Pamela J.; Chan, Amy E.; Englund, Tonya R.; Liljegren, Roy D.; Mielenhausen, Steve E.; Van Fossen, Margaret A.
This report describes a program designed to increase students' knowledge in the science content area utilizing reading comprehension strategies. The targeted population consisted of grade 6 middle school students in a growing urban community in eastern Iowa. The students demonstrated poor comprehension of their science textbook. Data also revealed that these students produced work of substandard quality and lacked motivation. A review of solution strategies suggested by cited authors, combined with an analysis of the problem setting, resulted in the selection of one major category of intervention designed to increase class participation, the base knowledge of science, and motivation. The study yielded few perceptible increases in student achievement, student participation, or application of reading skills to science activities for students in the experimental groups as compared to students in the control group. Students in the experimental group stated that they felt that studying science in both reading and science class was helpful. (Contains 52 references, 10 appendices, and numerous tables and charts.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa