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ERIC Number: ED440370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-23
Pages: 98
Abstractor: N/A
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Reader Response: Effect of Reading Level on Readers' Aesthetic Responses.
Samione, Jami M.
A study examined whether students' reading ability affected their level of aesthetic reading response when reading level-appropriate literature. During the study, 28 fifth graders read books and wrote responses to what they read. Responses were scored on a rubric valuing aesthetic responses that demonstrated personal experiences. Students' reading ability had a strong correlation with written responses. This finding implied that students who read at lower reading levels had difficulty writing aesthetic responses while higher readers were more capable of responding aesthetically. A reading attitude survey administered to students and parents indicated a strong correlation to students' reading level. This demonstrated that the lower readers and their parents saw them as less-skilled readers and less interested in reading. (Contains 29 references, and 9 tables and 5 charts of data. Appendixes contain a consent form, the research timeline, assessment instruments, survey instruments, a 19-item list of children's literature references, data, and sample student reading responses.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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