Reading Workshop: Effects on reading comprehension and attitudes toward reading
AuthorMiller, Mirtha Elena, 1957-
AdvisorMitchell, Judy N.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Language, Reading, and Culture