Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Middle school)--Aids and devices;
A reading comprehension study using Discis Books and below grade level sixth grade readers at Harmony Middle School, Farmington, Iowa, testing positive as kinesthetic learners, was carried out in a nine week time period. The study's participants completed a learning styles inventory and a comprehension reading inventory. Students were then randomly divided into experimental and control groups. The control group participated in classroom instruction and independent silent reading. The experimental group participated in classroom instruction and computer assisted instruction. A post comprehension inventory was administered.
Data were collected to determine if kinesthetic learners improved reading comprehension through the use of computer-assisted instruction in addition to regular guided reading instruction. The results indicated that kinesthetic learners using Discis Books did improve reading comprehension.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Library Studies
Barbara R. Safford
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©1994 Michelle Bentler
Bentler, Michelle, "The effectiveness of Discis Books when used to improve reading scores of kinesthetic, below grade-level learners" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 1752.