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ERIC Number: ED546961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-1535-3
The Effects of a Kindergarten and Second-Grade Partnership on Student Reading Skills and Attitudes
Druyor, Peggy S.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene University
Improving student reading skill and attitudes toward reading creates challenges in the classroom. The purpose of this research was to study the effect of reading partnerships on the reading skills and attitudes of kindergarten and second-grade students. Participants included two kindergarten and two second-grade intact classes in a pretest posttest, control group design. Partners read and practiced skills together once each week. Findings suggested all students exhibited similar increases in reading skill. Partnerships improved kindergarten reading attitudes and behaviors. Second-grade students experienced degradation in reading attitudes during the study, particularly in the area of reading as an activity choice. Second-grade reading partner behaviors improved over time. Findings suggested reading partnerships have a positive effect on reading skill and attitudes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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