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ERIC Number: ED427301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 47
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The Effect of Utilizing Periodicals To Increase Motivation in Sixth Grade Remedial Reading Students.
Stanik, Amy
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not periodicals would be useful in motivating low performing sixth grade readers. Two groups of remedial reading students from a New Jersey suburb were studied over a four month period. The control group was taught reading skills using conventional materials such as novels and short stories. The experimental group was taught reading skills using periodicals in addition to the conventional materials. Consistent with previous research, both groups demonstrated a decrease in reading motivation by the end of the treatment period. However, the experimental group showed less of a decrease than the control group, indicating that although the periodicals did not have a positive affect on reading attitudes, it may have prevented student attitudes from declining further. Contains 37 references and 2 tables of data; appendixes contain the survey instrument and raw data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey