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Carey, Jenna L.; Howard, Cameron C.; Leftwich, Rebecca J. – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this action research project report was to increase engagement during independent reading for 32 fourth-grade students and 26 seventh-grade science students. At Site A, data was collected from August 27, 2012 through December 14, 2012. At Site B, data was collected from September 24, 2012 through December 14, 2012. Students'…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Uhlir, Pamela – 2003
This report describes an action research project improving student academic reading achievement. The targeted population consisted of fifth grade students in a growing suburb of a major midwestern metropolitan area. The evidence for existence of the problem included student surveys, assessments, teacher observations and checklists. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Grade 5, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
Humble, Amy Leah – 2000
This research project investigated whether computer-enhanced reading improved the reading fluency of students. This study looked at 22 second grade students, ages seven and eight, from an elementary school located in a suburban community. The class was divided randomly into two equal groups. The researcher introduced all students to the book at…
Descriptors: Action Research, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Grade 2
Challener, Jacquelyn – 1999
Eleven artists and sixteen art historians teaching in five liberal arts colleges and three universities were interviewed to discover their information needs and the resources they use, not only for their own work, but for teaching purposes. The participants almost all subscribe to art journals, and many read newspapers. They visit libraries…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Art History, Art Teachers, Artists
Curlee, Faye S. – 1992
The purpose of this study was to determine what professional periodicals and their contents were being read by elementary school library media specialists. The relationship of professional status to the number of professional periodicals read was also examined. Of 140 school library media specialists surveyed, 111 responded to the questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Learning Resources Centers
Gieniec, Colleen; Westerholt, Sheri – 1994
A study determined whether basal series published in 1993 are consistent with research on literacy development which indicates that children need authentic text that is full-length, unedited and connects content to the reading experience. Pupil editions, teacher's manuals, lesson structure, skills taught, the amount of skill work compared to…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 1
Polk, Jacqueline K. – 1979
Samples of government publications, legal documents, newspapers, paperback novels, and instruction manuals were among the items used in a study to determine the degree to which the readability levels of materials used by adults reflect an awareness of and adjustment to the average reading ability of the adult population. The readability levels of…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Masters Theses, Readability
Landsman, Mary Elizabeth Baggett – 1975
Reading programs in community colleges of Florida are described, based on the responses of 52 community college reading instructors (63% return) to a guestionnaire and a "Job Activities Rating Scale." Information is provided on the educational background of the instructors, with emphasis on specific training in the teaching of reading; the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulty
Robertson, Ina H. – 1979
A study was designed to measure changes in attitudes of 407 elementary school pupils through the use of a variety of instructional materials in the social studies. This research hypothesized that by exposing the pupils to a social studies curriculum enriched with reading materials and special activities that portrayed specific foreign countries or…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
Dorwart, Gloria – 1976
In order to determine the opinions of third grade remedial reading pupils about trade books recommended in library selection aids and special series books recommended for poor readers, 57 pupils completed statements on book inventory forms about 24 picture books and 24 series books. Data was gathered on book completion, interest, and difficulty…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Grade 3
Gerritz, Kathleen Ellen – 1975
This study examined first grade children's spelling of vowel sounds in relationship to the spellings these children were taught in their reading series and to the phonological aspects of the sounds. The subjects for the study were 12 first graders, six boys and six girls, in a public school in a Boston suburb. Written work done in school was…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Language, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research
Brown, Eleanor Drum – 1975
This study describes the role of the ninth grade English teacher and the use of classroom resources in promoting recreational reading. The range of recreational reading and the reading interests of 2,255 ninth grade pupils in nine high schools near Albany, New York, were identified, and the factors which appear to be associated with pupils'…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, English Instruction, Literature Appreciation
Rainey, Dorothy Lavern – 1976
A set of textbooks used in grades one through six was analyzed to determine the degree of social realism in the books. Results indicated that the selected set of textbooks was socially realistic, reflecting the diversity of cultures that exists in the United States. The texts contained stories that pictured whites, blacks, and other minorities in…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education
Housfeld, Deanna Deuel – 1976
In order to assess the effectiveness of model lessons in reading in the content areas, reading skills for the areas of science, social studies, and business education were extrapolated from relevant literature. Lessons incorporated the content of textbooks used at Greeley (Colorado) West High School, in order to develop the following specific…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials
Stotsky, Sandra L. – 1976
The major purpose of this thesis was to show that it is possible to develop a theoretically sound and empirically based rationale for determining the systematic introduction and use of vocabulary in middle-grade reading instructional material. A major portion of the research for this thesis consisted of a content analysis of six current reading…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Content Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education
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