Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this research was to determine whether or not teachers at Prairie Middle School in the College Community, Iowa School District were reading aloud to their students. Secondly, the research set out to determine whether those teachers surveyed knew the impact that reading aloud has on the development of vocabulary, language, and comprehension. Finally, the purpose of the research was to determine whether those teachers were choosing to read materials that would provide opportunity for. growth in vocabulary, language, and comprehension. The middle school teachers in this district were surveyed to determine what current read aloud practices are. Survey results indicated that while a majority of teachers are reading aloud to their students these teachers do not seem to understand the impact reading aloud has on the development of vocabulary, language, and reading comprehension. The teachers are choosing to read materials that fall below the grade levels they actually teach. Current read aloud practices at this middle school will do little to improve the acquisition of vocabulary, development of language, or increase reading comprehension.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Library Studies
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©1999 Linda K. Balog
Balog, Linda K., "Read aloud practices in one Iowa middle school" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1724.