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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to ascertain the effect of phonic ability upon reading ability at the college level. The subjects were 72 poor readers from the lowest 20 per cent of reading scores of University of Iowa freshmen. Half of these readers formed an experimental group and a like half a control group. Vocabulary tests and pronunciation tests composed of the same words were given. These were accompanied by paragraph comprehension and oral reading tests. The experimental group then took a period of individual phonic training at the end of which both experimental and control groups were retested. No gains were made by the control group but significant gains were made by the experimental group in vocabulary, pronunciation and oral reading.

Publication Date

1937

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

158

Last Page

158

Copyright

© Copyright 1937 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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