The development of reading material for inner-city adolescents with reading difficulties

Scalter, Keith (1976) The development of reading material for inner-city adolescents with reading difficulties. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop reading material suitable for use with Canadian inner-city children more than three years behind their expected readings level. -- Four books and a questionnaire were developed and tested with ten selected students from a St. John's School. -- The stories were designed for students twelve to fifteen years old. Linguistic and thematic relevance to the inner-city setting was a main consideration in design. The reading level of the material was grade three and the words were selected on the basis of straight phonetic structure. All the stories were designed so that they should make enjoyable reading for the subjects. -- Results indicated that the design considerations of controlled phonetic structure, language, setting, thematic relevance and simple humour were successfully met. Thus the books provided enjoyment for the students and were positively received.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4410
Item ID: 4410
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 41-43.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1976
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Slow learning children--Books and reading; Reading--Remedial teaching

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