16 Matching Results

Search Results

Advanced search parameters have been applied.

An Effective Way of Teaching Mass Remedial Reading in the Intermediate Grades

Description: The major purpose of this study was to determine the causes for reading difficulties of a group of fifth-grade children. On this study much emphasis was placed on selecting, preparing and applying appropriate remedial measures, and to ascertain the character and the amount of improvement in reading. In this particular study much emphasis was placed on the various methods used in teaching mass remedial reading.
Date: 1950
Creator: Sauls, Dorothy Murphy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Effectiveness of a Reading Clinic by Levels

Description: The purpose of this study was to identify reading achievement of pupils assigned to the reading clinic and analyze and compare this achievement by grade levels with levels of intelligence. More specifically, the investigation attempted to determine: 1. The grade level at which the reading clinic was most effective; 2. The intelligence level at which the reading clinic was most effective; 3. The statistical significance of the variation in group intelligence test IQ's; and 4. The correlation between group intelligence test IQ's and total reading achievement.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Walker, Billy Wayne, 1929-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Implementing a Framework for Remedial Reading for Seventh and Eighth Grades: A Delphi Study

Description: This study determined the instructional approaches and teaching techniques and materials reading specialists perceived to be the most effective for the seventh and eighth grade remedial reading courses mandated by Texas House Bill 246. It also determined the most effective inservice procedures for training teachers assigned to teach these courses. Fifty-four Texas reading specialists, representing school districts, service centers, and colleges and universities, participated as panelists in the Delphi, completing three rounds of questionnaires. Perceived recommendations were rated by panelists according to levels of effectiveness.
Date: May 1984
Creator: Jennings, Frances D. (Frances Ditto)
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine Some Relations Between Changes in Reading Skills and Self-Concepts Accompanying a Remedial Program for Boys with Low Reading Ability and Reasonably Normal Intelligence

Description: The problem of this study was to determine some relations between changes in reading skills and changes in certain selected aspects of self-concept accompanying a remedial-reading program for elementary school boys with low reading ability and reasonably normal intelligence.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Seay, Lesten Clare
Partner: UNT Libraries

Prediction of Reading Improvement in Remedial Reading Clinics

Description: The present study had three purposes. The first was to determine which of seven variables were significantly correlated with improvement in reading in a representative sample of elementary school children who had received remedial reading instruction. The second was to ascertain whether these variables could be used in developing an equation for predicting improvement that would be simple and quick enough to be of practical value in the remedial clinic. The final purpose was to determine whether the relationship between intelligence and reading improvement was the same over three different intelligence ranges.
Date: December 1973
Creator: Pegelow, Edwin Fulton
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of Elimination of Subvocalization with Electromyographic Feedback on Reading Speed and Comprehension

Description: The purpose of this experiment was to study the effect of audio feedback from an electromyograph on reading speed and comprehension. The subject reduced as much audio feedback, and thus laryngeal tension, as possible, thus permitting more efficient reading. After baseline, the subject received twelve half-hour practice sessions, six ten-minute testing sessions on easy, or light, material and six ten-minute testing sessions on difficult material. A post-test without feedback was given after training and a follow-up test, without feedback, was given. This method of training permits a higher rate of reading speed, while allowing the subject to process complex information and maintain a constant level of recall.
Date: May 1974
Creator: Ninness, H. A. Chris
Partner: UNT Libraries

Stress as a Factor in Primary Schoolchildren's Reading Difficulties: Some Implications for Remedial Reading

Description: Stress is being linked increasingly to physiological, psychological, sociological, and educational problems. However, scant attention has been given to stress in recent reading research. This study investigated referral and evaluation statements and diagnostic data from parents, teachers, reading specialists, and counselors regarding signs of stress and potential stressors as factors in the reading difficulties of seventy-seven primary schoolchildren referred for evaluation at the pupil Appraisal Center (PAC) at North Texas State University between 1977 and 1984. Qualitative methods, specifically situational analysis, were employed to obtain a holistic view of each subject's reading difficulties. The researcher collected data from documented files at PAC. Data analysis via a categorical coding system produced thirty-nine stress related categories, organized under broad headings of family and school environment, readiness for reading/ learning, general stress reactions, and responses to stress when reading/learning becomes a problem.
Date: December 1985
Creator: Swain, Claudia Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine Factors Associated with Reading Difficulties, Remedial Procedure and Results of Remedial Instruction for Twenty Second-Grade Pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas

Description: This study is an attempt to show the extent of and the probable causes for reading difficulties, to give remedial procedure, and to record results for twenty second-grade pupils of the Elementary School, Plano, Texas. An intensive study of the twenty children was made with emphasis upon the improvement of reading ability. This study deals primarily with the investigate of factors in the creation of reading disabilities.
Date: 1950
Creator: Williams, Eurilla Green
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Application of Protocol Analysis in Indentifying the Reasoning Strategies Used by Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Remedial Reading Students

Description: The major purpose of this descriptive study was to identify the reasoning strategies used by seventh- and eighth grade severely disabled remedial reading students when attempting to comprehend expository and narrative prose. Additional research questions dealt with the most frequently used strategies; correct responses to questions through the use of strategies; strategies used when responding to narrative and expository prose; strategies used when answering literal and inferential questions; and the strategies used by individual students.
Date: March 1981
Creator: Seibert, Jane Boyce
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study in Remedial Reading for Junior High School Students to Determine Whether the Word-Clue Method of Vocabulary Building Improves General Reading Ability

Description: The major purpose of this study is to evaluate the progress in the general reading ability of a group of pupils taught by remedial methods of teaching, as compared with the progress of a group taught by the same methods plus vocabulary building through the definite study of word-clues and their meanings, to determine whether the word-clue method of vocabulary building aids general reading ability.
Date: 1941
Creator: Gentry, Cassa Peters
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of Sight Word and Phonics Contingencies in the Remediation of Oral Reading and Comprehension

Description: A comparison of contingent word and phonics drilling exercises on oral reading errors was made and the effects of a work skipping contingency on reading comprehension were examined. Five learning disabled elementary school children served as subjects. Reading comprehension increased from 30 to 50% over baseline, while subjects progressed an average of two years through a reading series. Subjects responded differentially to the two drills on oral reading errors, but the combined effects of the drills produced a 50% average reduction in errors. Pre- and post-tests of reading achievement showed increases in reading grade levels ranging from .8 to 1.5 years during the 10 week, 30 session study. Results supported the efficacy of a behavioral approach to reading remediation.
Date: August 1983
Creator: Huffine, John Harold
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Experimental Comparison of Pupil Progress in Reading and Language Skills in Two Fourth Grades on the Basis of the Regular and Remedial Teaching Procedures

Description: The purpose of this experimental study is to make a comparison of the progress made in reading and language skills by the regular teaching procedure and the remedial teaching procedure to see whether any significant differences would be manifested in pupil progress when taught by the remedial teaching procedure.
Date: 1949
Creator: Fletcher, Irma Crowder
Partner: UNT Libraries