Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Primary); Silent reading;
The effect of sustained silent reading on the reading attitude of primary grade school students was investigated. Data were compiled for 87 primary grade students and their eight teachers. The Elementary Heading Attitude Survey by McKenna & Kear (1990) showed no significant difference in students' reading attitude after beginning a sustained silent reading program. Parent Surveys indicated students increased the amount of time spent reading outside of school by over 25%. A relation between teachers' opinions and students' opinions about sustained silent reading was not established due to the small size of the teacher group. Results of the Teacher Questionnaire showed the eight primary grade teachers in this study made few modifications in their sustained silent reading programs to accommodate the developmental needs of their students.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Charles R. May
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©1991 Dena Marie Higginbotham
Higginbotham, Dena Marie, "The effects of sustained silent reading on the reading attitude of primary students" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 2570.