Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Library media specialists and intervention with below-grade readers
by Beard, Terri M., Ed.Sp., University of Central Missouri, 2009, 93; 1472556
Abstract (Summary)

Below-grade-level readers struggle with choosing appropriately leveled reading material. Often students end up with reading material that either does not suit their interests or is too difficult for their reading level. Library media specialists provide the direction that is needed for these students. This is a longitudinal case study of a single cohort of students across two academic semesters. In this quantitative study the researcher tested 19 below grade level readers in the fifth grade, during the first semester of the academic year to determine overall reading progress without the library media specialist assisting them with book selection. The library media specialist provided a reading intervention during the second academic semester and assisted the 19 students to select books at or near their reading level. The Scholastic Reading Inventory and the Developmental Reading Assessment 2, as well as student surveys were used as testing instruments in this study. Overall reading scores, motivation, and attitude toward reading improved more during the intervention semester than during the semester without intervention.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Antrim, Patricia
School: University of Central Missouri
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Library science, Literacy, Reading instruction
Publication Number: 1472556
ISBN: 978-1-109-50959-5
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