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ERIC Number: EJ1098431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Perceptions about Learning to Read in 2nd-5th Graders
Barksdale, Mary Alice; Mesmer, Heidi Anne
Journal of Research in Education, v23 n1 p34-57 Spr 2013
Perceptions about learning to read were studied in 474 second through fifth graders in three elementary schools. The children were asked to respond in writing to a question about what they would say if they were asked to help someone learn to read. Initially, the responses were analyzed qualitatively by identifying themes and categories; further analyses involved numerical comparisons between themes. The most common responses were about sounding words out, affirmative offers to provide help and recommendations for learning to read, and text choices; few answers reflected the importance of meaning or the role of comprehension in reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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