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Meroney, Barbara – 1994
A practicum addressed the problem that the traditional Chapter 1 program of a school district had not been effective in promoting literacy growth. The students repeatedly read the same stories with equal lack of success each time. They were not motivated to read or write because the purpose was irrelevant and failure was probable. The strategy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students
Hershfield, Marlene – 1991
A practicum attempted to improve the low reading achievement of Chapter 1 students in a low socioeconomic fifth-grade class by implementing a self-esteem building program. Activities were designed in a workbook format to complement class instruction in self-esteem building exercises. An emphasis on critical thinking skills was incorporated into…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
Brown, Minnette I. – 1990
This study investigated the effects of story mapping on reading comprehension. Subjects, 20 second-grade students of below-average reading achievement, were presented over a 10-week period with activities in story mapping utilizing a variety of story map frames. The Metropolitan Achievement Test was administered as a pre- and posttest. Results…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Grade 2, Primary Education, Reading Attitudes
Doty, Jeanice J. – 1986
This practicum was designed to increase parental awareness of the importance of participation in a student's "daily" educational program. The specific goal of the practicum was to increase parent involvement in a first-grade Chapter 1 public school classroom program serving predominantly Hispanic American migrant children. It was…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Hispanic Americans
Leidner, Henry Robert – 1991
This practicum was designed to use training to increase economically disadvantaged parents' participation in their children's academic learning. Objectives were that targeted, uninvolved parents would: (1) increase communication with their children's school; (2) increase their attendance at school functions involving parents; (3) increase their…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Moore, Carol – 1990
A practicum addressed the problem of lack of fluency of learning-disabled and low-achieving students (N=24) retained in the first grade by using predictable books written in a natural manner emphasizing the children's natural language. Two evaluation procedures from the Reading Miscue Inventory were used to determine the degree to which students…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Grade 1, Learning Disabilities
Wilczynski, Elaine L. – 1994
A practicum was designed to encourage 60 at-risk young children in a Chapter 1 reading program at a rural primary school to read for pleasure so that they would eventually increase literacy development. The parents, teachers, and volunteer readers would increase the amount of time spent reading aloud to the children in the Chapter 1 reading…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Attitudes
Thomas, Grace Gilliard – 1990
A study was conducted to address the problem of all students not learning to read in the same manner when the instruction was limited to only one approach, that of the basal reader with its phonics emphasis. The Reading Style Inventory, the Swassing-Barbe Modality Index, and the Bradway Quick Check were administered to the students attending the…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Cognitive Style, Grade 1, High Risk Students