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ERIC Number: EJ1057959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Involving Parents in a Summer Book Reading Program to Promote Reading Comprehension, Fluency, and Vocabulary in Grade 3 and Grade 5 Children
Pagan, Stephanie; Sénéchal, Monique
Canadian Journal of Education, v37 n2 2014
In this research, parents and children participated in a comprehensive book reading intervention designed to improve children's literacy. Over eight weeks during the summer, children in the intervention condition were encouraged to read one book weekly and parents were trained to foster reading comprehension. Forty-eight Grades 3 and 5 children were selected for their lower performance on expressive vocabulary and reading comprehension. Participating children were randomly assigned to the intervention or control condition. As predicted, children in the intervention condition made significantly greater gains than children in the control condition in reading comprehension, reading fluency, and receptive vocabulary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Woodcock Reading Mastery Test