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Master of Science


Center for Advancement of Education


Language Experience Approach, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Student Developed Materials, Reading Aloud to Others, Writing Composition, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Expository Writing, Paragraph Composition, Narration, Pre-writing, Reading, Writing Improvement, Reading Improvement, Story Reading, Story Telling, Listening Comprehension, Elementary Scheel Curriculum, Third Grade


Based on a study of valuable literature, this writer decided to improve reading skills of 16 third grade Chapter 1 students, who had a reading deficiency of one and two years below grade level, through the infusion of creative narrative and expository writing into the reading curriculum. A review of available literature and the writer's own observation indicated that meaningful, correlated writing activities would improve comprehension of the written word. A ten week curriculum was planned and implemented, consisting of instructional strategies with an emphasis on creative writing, oral reading and listening skills. The students were posttested and their scores evaluated. All of the goals set by this writer were met and in fact exceeded as to more than one objective. (Appendices include lesson plans, posttests, evaluation exercises, surveys, and pre and posttest scores.)

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