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The Effect of Giving Class Time for Reading on the Reading Achievement of Fourth Graders and the Effect of Using a Computer-Based Reading Management Program on the Reading Achievement of Fifth Graders

Description: This study investigated the problem that educators have throughout the state of Texas. The problem educators have is that reading scores continue to fall short of state expectations. This study investigated the effectiveness of 90 minutes of class time given for reading to students who use the Electronic Bookshelf Program and the effectiveness of the Electronic Bookshelf Program, which is being sold to school districts throughout the nation. The literature review focused on the effectiveness of… more
Date: May 1998
Creator: Peters, Rochelle
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Content Analysis of Children's Historical Fiction Written about World War II

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the evolution of children's historical fiction dealing with World War II in order to describe the changes that have occurred over the past 50 years. Two questions were asked in the study: (1) Has the characterization of protagonists portrayed in historical fiction about World War H evolved since 1943? and (2) Have the accounts of the events of World War H portrayed in historical fiction evolved since 1943? Content analysis was used as the method of c… more
Date: August 1996
Creator: Crossland, R. Bert (Rodney Bert)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Computer-Assisted Instruction in Literacy Skills for Kindergarten Students and Perceptions of Administrators and Teachers.

Description: The perceptions of administrators and teachers of a computer-assisted instructional program in literacy skills were collected by a survey. The survey participants were kindergarten teachers and administrators from four elementary schools in the same, fast-growing, suburban school district in Texas. Literacy assessments were given to all kindergarten students in the district in the fall, winter, and spring of the 2005-2006 school year. This study included a quasi-experimental research design to … more
Date: May 2007
Creator: Larson, Susan Hatlestad
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Play Therapy with Low Achievers in Reading

Description: Play therapy in a school setting was studied to determine its therapeutic effectiveness on students' reading achievement, self-concept, and locus of control. The sample consisted of 24 students in two first grade classes who had been retained because of low achievement in reading. Instruments used in the study were the Gates MacGinite Reading Test, the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale, and the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire. Analysis of covariance, used to test … more
Date: August 1989
Creator: Crow, Judy C. (Judy Carolyn)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Factors Influencing Older Adults' Patterns of Information Acquisition

Description: A group of 101 older adults (sixty-five years of age and over) who lived independently in three retirement apartment residences in Denton, Texas, were asked about their patterns of reading, television viewing, and radio listening habits for two periods in their lives: (1) at age forty to fifty-five and (2) at the present. Respondents were asked about their use of external information sources (public library, grocery store, newsstand, etc.) and their use of proximate information sources (radio, … more
Date: May 1989
Creator: Barnett, Mary Jane, 1952-
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[News Clip: Day Care]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5pm.
Date: September 5, 1989
Duration: 55 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Read to Succeed

Description: This paper discusses research on reading and a study on transition times in the classroom.
Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College
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Measures of reading comprehension: The effects of text type and time limits on students' performance.

Description: Although the importance of reading comprehension is generally recognized, a better understanding of the factors influencing measurement of reading comprehension may impact the ability to assess strengths and deficits. The current study examined the effects of text type and time limits on the rate of students' performance across four common assessments of reading comprehension. Results showed similarities between performance with narrative and expository texts and across time limit conditions fo… more
Date: December 2008
Creator: Falke, Lisa G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Men looking at tables of books]

Description: Photograph of a men browsing through books from a table with a wide variety of books on it. The men are in a large tent with several tables that have books on them and other people are shown in the photograph browsing through the collection of books.
Date: June 29, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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The Effects of Fluency-Based Instruction on the Identification of Component Reading Skills

Description: This study examined the effects of fluency-based instruction on the identification of six component-composite relations for early reading skills. Five participants (ages 5-8) who struggled with reading participated. A multiple probe design was used to assess the effects of frequency building on prerequisite skills on the emergence of composite reading skills. The results show that the prerequisite skills taught did not have an effect on the composite skill probes but did have an effect on the a… more
Date: August 2016
Creator: Bandy, Darren
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Woman with book]

Description: Photograph of a woman sitting on a small, cushioned chair and holding a book. The woman is wearing a white shirt and looking to the upper left. She has a neutral expression on her face and is holding the book open in her lap. Her left hand is laid on the book, and she has a bracelet on said wrist.
Date: January 18, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Family reading a story]

Description: Photograph of a family sitting in an office reading a children's book. The mother and father are sitting in clam shell chairs on opposite sides of a desk. The mother is on the right side and is wearing a long sleeve light colored button up with striped bottoms. She has an closed children's book on the desk in front of her. A young boy is standing behind her and is resting his head on his palm on the desk. There is a lamp at the back of the desk and a pen at the front. The father is sitting on t… more
Date: March 21, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Father reading a book to his children]

Description: Photograph of a family sitting in an office reading a children's book. The mother and father are sitting in clam shell chairs on opposite sides of a desk. The mother is on the right side and is wearing a long sleeve light colored button up with striped bottoms. She has an open children's book on the desk in front of her. A young boy is standing behind her and leaning on the desk. There is a lamp at the back of the desk and a pen at the front. The father is sitting on the left side of the desk w… more
Date: March 21, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Family reading a book]

Description: Photograph of a family sitting in an office reading a children's book. The mother and father are sitting in clam shell chairs on opposite sides of a desk. The mother is on the right side and is wearing a long sleeve light colored button up with striped bottoms. She has a closed children's book on the desk in front of her and is looking to the left of the image. A young boy in a blazer and black and white oxfords is leaning on the arm of her chair and is looking down and to the right. There is a… more
Date: March 21, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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