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Austin, Gilbert R.; And Others – 1974
Baseline data on change in reading achievement over summer vacation in the absence of summer school were obtained for two groups of middle-class children. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) and the reading comprehension subtest of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills were administered in May to 172 third graders and 207 seventh graders. An alternate form…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Ability, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences
Canney, George – 1976
For children practicing basic reading skills, reading games constructed to transfer these skills to the children's own reading can be exciting, fun to play, and highly motivating. These games, whether incorporated into daily lesson plans or into learning centers, can be adapted from popular commercial games which have specific characteristics.…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Class Activities, Educational Games, Elementary Education
Amoe, Ruth – 1976
This is a simulation game and a part of the environmental education program developed by the Highline Public Schools. The game emphasizes why a city is formed, how it grows, where it develops, and some problems with which it must cope. It is designed to be used with elementary students in the intermediate grades. The materials were tried and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials
Rusch, Reuben R.; Dinkmeyer, Don – 1973
The effectiveness of the elementary level guidance program, Developing Understanding of Self and Others (DUSO), is assessed. Intended for use by counselors of children ages 5-8, the DUSO program is designed to help children understand social-emotional behavior through listening, inquiry, discussion, and role play. The DUSO Affectivity Device,…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Sciences, Child Psychology, Data Analysis
Shann, Mary H.; And Others – 1975
This document reports on the 1974-75 Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) evaluation investigating the cognitive and affective responses of USMES students to this interdisciplinary, process curriculum. It includes the results of a pre-post control group design to assess the curriculum's effects on students' basic skill…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Gross, Alice Dzen – 1976
This study tested two long-standing assumptions in education: that reading ability in the elementary grades is differentiated by sex and that boys experience a higher incidence of reading disability than do girls. In addition, three biological explanations for this difference were tested: maturational lag, cerebral dominance, and vulnerability of…
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Elementary Education, Maturation, Physical Health
Blair, Timothy R. – 1976
Pronouncements emphasizing the importance of the teacher in any reading program are shown time and time again in the literature. Exactly what teacher characteristics make a difference and what relationships indeed exist between teacher performance and student reading achievement has been a continuing puzzlement to educational researchers. Research…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Literature Reviews, Performance Factors
Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV. – 1976
This career education consultant package for use with staff at the primary grade level is one of a set of six packages of consultants' materials developed to serve as a guide for consulting staff presenting career education workshops in the following areas: Counselors, primary K-3, intermediate, junior and senior high, and administrators. (The…
Descriptors: Career Education, Consultants, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
Wood, Barbara Sundene, Ed. – 1977
This booklet discusses functional communication competencies in children at the prekindergarten through sixth-grade levels. The first part of the booklet, which is devoted to an analysis of current theory, describes the "competent" child, communication acts, communication competence in general, communication practice, and instructional…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL. – 1977
This abstract bibliography cites recent ERIC documents and journal articles focusing on public policy as it affects the lives of children. Entries include resumes from "Resources in Education", "RIE", April 1970 through October 1976 and citations from "Current Index to Journals in Education", "CIJE", January…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Welfare, Day Care, Delivery Systems
Birch, Leann Lipps – 1977
This study was designed to investigate whether age differences in timesharing performance would be found if the baseline performance of younger and older children was experimentally equated. Two groups of twelve 8-year-olds and one group of twelve 13-year-olds participated. Each subject performed a compensatory tracking task and an auditory…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attention, Auditory Stimuli, Cognitive Development
Hao, Ramona; And Others – 1976
This paper describes two studies to determine the effectiveness of a technique for teaching graphemic bases in linguistic patterns and for teaching the combining of these graphemic bases with beginning sounds. Designed to complement the Hawaii English Program, the teaching procedure used both group instruction and peer interaction-it was brief,…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Graphemes, Group Instruction
Kachuck, Beatrice Levy – 1975
Syntax in four published series of elementary school readers was analyzed to discover patterns of complexity increasing from first to sixth grade, to identify structures accounting for differences across the grades, and to compare the frequency of specific structures among the series. Analyses of 16 surface structures representing complexities…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Reading Materials
Jett-Simpson, Mary – 1976
High, middle, and low readers in kindergarten, second, and fourth grades participated in a study of inferential comprehension. The Jett-Simpson Classification System for Verbalized Inference was developed, its reliability was established, and children's open responses to a wordless picture book, "Frog Goes to Dinner," were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension
Pugliese, Pamela Patterson; Chipley, Donald R. – 1976
The first section of this paper is an annotated bibliography of 33 studies of sexual bias in children's literature, followed by a summary of the significant findings that emerge from them. In the second section, the extent of sexual bias in library books found in local schools and libraries is determined by analyzing samples from three sources:…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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