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Texts and beginning readers


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This Executive Position Paper represents my attempt to understand how decodable texts were used by six first grade teachers with their beginning readers. Data were collected through surveys, observations, and email interviews. The paper is divided into three chapters. Chapter one describes the research supporting the premise that the types of texts used with beginning readers can influence reading development. Chapter two illustrates my interactions with the six participating first grade teachers and explains the results of those interactions. Finally, based on the information presented in chapters one and two, in chapter three I offer five recommendations for improving the use of decodable texts in first grade reading instruction at Ourtown Elementary School.

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Subject
Language arts;
Elementary education;
Literacy;
Reading instruction;
Curricula;
Teaching
Classification
0279: Language arts
0524: Elementary education
0535: Literacy
0535: Reading instruction
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
Identifier / keyword
Education; Beginning readers; Decodable texts; Elementary; Reading
Title
Texts and beginning readers
Author
Bier, Leanne Doreen (Clarke)
Number of pages
164
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0060
Source
DAI-A 69/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549388227
Advisor
Karchmer-Klein, Rachel A.
Committee member
Baumeister, Marsha; Meyers, Sandra D.; Walpole, Sharon
University/institution
University of Delaware
Department
School of Education
University location
United States -- Delaware
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3291715
ProQuest document ID
304859897
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304859897
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