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ERIC Number: ED432721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May-18
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
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Increasing the Reading Level of Low Achieving 4th and 5th Grade Students.
Redden, JoAnn S.
The purpose of the project was to develop an intensive reading remediation program to increase the reading levels of a targeted group of 20 fourth and fifth grade students by two or more grade levels. An afterschool training program was also developed to improve a targeted group of teachers' skills in teaching reading and to increase their basic knowledge of reading techniques. The proposed objectives for the first target group consisting of 20 students to increase their instructional and independent reading levels by two or more grade levels; increase their recognition of the phonograms; and demonstrate improved behavior at school by 20%. For the second target group, the objective was to increase their skill level in teaching reading and basic knowledge of reading techniques. For the first target group, strategies included a one-on-one intensive remedial reading program that stressed reading strategies. Levels of success for the target group of students were measured by a pre- and post-test of their basic phonics knowledge and instructional reading level. For the second target group of teachers, training emphasized a balanced literacy program, i.e. guided reading, shared reading, independent reading and phonemic awareness. Levels of success were measured by a pre- and post-needs assessment survey. Four out of the five objectives were met by the target group of students. In addition, the program objective was met with the target group of teachers. Contains 31 references; appendixes contain survey and evaluation instruments, handouts, workshop schedules and forms, and bar graphs. (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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