Patterns of growth in first grade reading
Gavel, Sylvia R.
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PROBLEM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the levels of reading achievement at the end of grade one in relation to status and growth of various word perception abilities measured several times during the year. PROCEDURES: Many first grade reading series in use today delay instruction of perceptual abilities until an extensive sight vocabulary has been acquired. Since research has indicated that such instruction might well be begun earlier in the year, the language arts staff at Boston University designed a program that would include the regular work in word recognition plus early training in perceptual abilities. During the first week of school in September 1955, a meeting explaining the program and services offered was held with the teachers in four communities. Participation was put on a voluntary basis; 64 classrooms took part in the program. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University.