The impact of two types of reading skills development activities on listening vocabulary and reading comprehension



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Introduction. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of two different types of instructional material for reading skills development on two groups of predominantly black middle school students in a lower middle and middle class community. This was accomplished by measuring the difference between the changes in listening vocabulary and reading comprehension (literal, inferential, and total). One group (the experimental group), utilized the newspaper and newspaper related activities to facilitate the development, reinforcement, and enrichment of reading skills. The basal reader and its workbook activities were used by the other group (the control group) throughout the study period. Additionally, intervening variables of reading level, sex, and age were assessed to determine their impact. [...]



Reading (Secondary), Newspaper reading