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ERIC Number: ED537896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Effects of Readers' Theatre-Based and Tradition-Based Instruction on Sixth-Grade Students' Comprehension at a Selected Middle School
Kariuki, Patrick N.; Rhymer, Sarah A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, Nov 7-9, 2012)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of readers' theatre-based and tradition-based instruction on sixth-grade students' comprehension at a selected middle school. A sample of 10 students from sixth grade was randomly selected for each of the experimental and control groups. The experimental group was taught using readers' theatre-based instruction, while the control group was taught using traditional-based instruction. Data were analyzed using independent T-tests at a 0.05 level of significance. The results indicated significantly higher comprehension scores for the students in the experimental group, t(18) = -1.897, P = 0.037, ES = 0.848. The results suggest that the use of readers' theatre-based instruction increases the comprehension scores of students. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 6; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee