Reading Workshop: Effects on reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291756
Title:
Reading Workshop: Effects on reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading
Author:
Miller, Mirtha Elena, 1957-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The primary question addressed in this study was whether or not fourth graders who participated in Reading Workshop would show a greater improvement in reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading than fourth graders who did not participate in Reading Workshop, but received only basal-guided reading instruction. Two reading classes participated in the Reading Workshops and were used as experimental groups. One of the experimental groups was comprised of average ability readers, and the other of low ability readers. The control group contained both average and low ability readers in the same grouping. A significant difference between the experimental and the control group was found for attitudes toward reading and some aspects of reading comprehension in the average ability readers. The Reading Workshop group demonstrated significant positive effects in these areas. However, no significant differences between treatment groups were found when both low and average ability readers' scores were included in the analysis.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Language and Literature.; Education, Elementary.; Education, Reading.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading, and Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mitchell, Judy N.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleReading Workshop: Effects on reading comprehension and attitudes toward readingen_US
dc.creatorMiller, Mirtha Elena, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Mirtha Elena, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe primary question addressed in this study was whether or not fourth graders who participated in Reading Workshop would show a greater improvement in reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading than fourth graders who did not participate in Reading Workshop, but received only basal-guided reading instruction. Two reading classes participated in the Reading Workshops and were used as experimental groups. One of the experimental groups was comprised of average ability readers, and the other of low ability readers. The control group contained both average and low ability readers in the same grouping. A significant difference between the experimental and the control group was found for attitudes toward reading and some aspects of reading comprehension in the average ability readers. The Reading Workshop group demonstrated significant positive effects in these areas. However, no significant differences between treatment groups were found when both low and average ability readers' scores were included in the analysis.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Language and Literature.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Elementary.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Reading.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading, and Cultureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMitchell, Judy N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340260en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2623953xen_US
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