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Reading Readiness as Related to the Mental, Physical, Personal, and Social Factors of a Group of Low First-Grade Pupils of Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the First Five Months of 1949-1950

Description: This study was selected to determine the relation of reading readiness to the mental, physical, personal, and social factors of a group of low first-grade pupils of the Plano Elementary School, Plano, Texas during the first five months of the school year 1949-1950. This study involves consideration of (1) mental readiness, (2) physical readiness, and (3) personal and social readiness as factors of child development.
Date: 1950
Creator: Evans, Tommie
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The Effects of a Democratic Program on the First-Grade Children, Houston School, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: The problem in this study is two-fold: (1) to determine the effects of a democratic curriculum upon the educational growth of first-grade children; and (2) to show that, through living the democratic life, the first-grade children developed behavior patterns that fitted them to live more wholesome lives.
Date: 1950
Creator: Dyer, Laura Lilly
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Self-Assessment of Literacy Growth in Young Children

Description: In this study, 78 kindergarten and first-grade children were interviewed about their writing to identify indicators of self-assessment. Writing samples for each participant were saved over a three month period, then compared and discussed by the child. Results indicated that these young children did engage in self:-assessment behaviors. The classroom teachers were asked to place the participants in their classes along a writing continuum known as a Writing Band. Graphs were presented to show the writing levels of the children by classroom. In addition, each classroom was surveyed to document events which promote literacy development within the framework of an integrated curriculum. Writing samples for each child were collected and kept in a portfolio. Participants were interviewed regarding the contents of the portfolio. Children in two of the kindergarten classes were interviewed using 5 samples collected over a 2 1/2 month time period, and all other participants were interviewed using 6 writing samples collected over a 3 month period. Findings indicated that not only did these young children recognize growth in their writing, but they also assessed that growth based on outward, physical features of their writing. The writing ability of each child at the beginning of the study did not appear to affect the child's ability to self-assess writing growth. Children on the first 4 Writing Bands, A, B, C, and D self-assessed using similar criteria. Additional findings suggested that many of these young children knew there was a thought process involved with choosing topics to be written about. The results of this study suggested implications for continued investigations into using self-assessment with young children. For example, it was proposed that varying the learning environment may change the criteria that children use for self-assessment. Further research was recommended that would identify student and teacher behaviors that enhance self-assessment.
Date: August 1993
Creator: Miels, Jill C.
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An Evaluation of Filmstrips in the Teaching of Reading in the First Grade in Tom Bean, Texas.

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the use of filmstrips as an aid in teaching reading to a group of first grade children in the Tom Bean Consolidated School. A further purpose, and probably the most important as it deals with the ultimate objective of education, is the effect that visual aid has upon the behavior of boys and girls.
Date: 1951
Creator: Odle, Neva S.
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A Study of the Change in Behavior and Social Status of First Grade Children as the Result of Teaching Arts and Crafts

Description: The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the changes in sociometric status that resulted when first grade children were taught some art or craft that they could teach to others in their class, (2) to note concomitant behavior changes as reported by their teachers and as noted by their experimenter, and (3) to compare the distribution and increase of decrease of votes received, votes given and mutual attractions in experimental groups with a control group.
Date: 1951
Creator: Carse, William T.
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The Relationship between Social Maturity and Personality of Primary Pupils in Eight Elementary Schools of Wichita Falls, Texas

Description: This investigation concerned two major interests of many classroom teachers today: the pupils' social maturity and their personality. The problem was to determine the apparent relationship between these two factors in pupils of the first, second, and third grades of eight elementary schools in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Date: 1942
Creator: Berry, Esther M.
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A Comparative Study of the Philosophy of Certain Authors Relative to Reading Readiness

Description: The problem of this investigation is to determine the amount of agreement or disagreement in the philosophies of certain authors relative to reading readiness in the first grade. Comparative data are included on evidences of the need for reading-readiness program, major factors involved, and desirable types of activities. The purpose of the study is to determine the apparent agreement or disparity found in current educational literature.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Stockstill, Zana
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The Effectiveness of the Use of Puppets in Oral Language Development of Culturally Disadvantaged First-Grade Children

Description: The purposes of this study were 1) to ascertain the effectiveness of puppets with instructional media in oral language development of culturally disadvantaged first-grade children, and 2) to derive the implications of this effect for instructors, teachers, and volunteers working in programs for the culturally disadvantaged child.
Date: August 1970
Creator: McGill, Audrey Janet
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A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Arithmetic in the First Grade

Description: This study was concerned with determining the effectiveness of two methods of teaching arithmetic in the first grade. The primary dimension of this problem was to determine and compare the arithmetic achievement of an experimental group using the Cuisenaire program and the achievement of a control group using a conventional program for the purpose of finding which was the more efficient. The secondary dimension of the problem was to determine whether socio-economic status or sex affects the achievement which results from either the conventional or the Cuisenaire method of instruction.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Crowder, Alex B.
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The Effects of Two Approaches to Reading Instruction upon the Oral Language Development of First Grade Pupils

Description: The problem of this study was to compare the relative gains made in the development of oral language skills in two groups of first grade pupils when two different approaches to beginning reading instruction were used. The two approaches were: (a) the language experience approach, Approach A, and (b) the traditional basal reader approach, Approach B. The six aspects of oral language development considered were: extent of verbalization, spoken vocabulary, expressions of tentativeness, use of structural patterns, colorful and vivid expressions, and use of mazes.
Date: January 1966
Creator: Giles, Douglas Elbert, 1932-
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A Study to Determine if there are Significant Interacting Physical, Mental, and Emotional Factors Developed by Parents of Sherman, Texas, which Influence Readiness for Beginning Reading

Description: The purpose of the study is to approach the problem from a practical and workable angle in determining which definite and significant influences have been of benefit to the first-grade pupils of Sherman, Texas, in preparing them for reading readiness.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Kelley, Clella D.
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An Evaluation of Audio-Visual Instruction in Low-First Grade Reading

Description: The problem of this investigation was two fold: first, to obtain information on available auditory and visual aids adaptable to teaching reading on the low-first-grade level; and second, to determine the progress in general reading efficiency of three groups of beginning readers who were taught by three different methods.
Date: 1947
Creator: Keith, Flora Fay
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A Descriptive Survey of the Reading-Readiness Program of the First Grades in Wichita Falls, Texas, During 1940-1941

Description: Progressive concept of education -- The education of young children today is being interpreted in terms of child growth and development. It is no longer thought of as mental training primarily, but as the well-rounded development of each individual, physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally to the extent of his potentialities.
Date: 1941
Creator: Rollins, Norma Edith
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To Revise the Program of Playground Activities for Grades One, Two, and Three for Rosemont Elementary School of Dallas, Texas, Based on the Evaluation of Twenty-Nine Playground Teachers and on the Game Choices of 750 Third-Grade Children of the Dallas City Schools

Description: The purpose of this study was to collect and tabulate material which would be embodied in a revised course of study for the playground activities for grades one, two, and three of the elementary schools of Dallas, Texas.
Date: 1949
Creator: Cannon, Ola Fae Johnson
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Achievement Made in a Phonetic and Non-Phonetic Approach to Reading and Spelling in Two First Grades

Description: The problem set forth in this investigation is to determine which of the two methods is more effective in teaching reading and spelling in the first grade. Recent investigations would lead one to believe that a phonetic approach to reading and spelling is more effective than the non-phonetic approach.
Date: 1950
Creator: Lemley, Mavarine
Partner: UNT Libraries