Mary F. Rothe

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development; Reading (Elementary); Fourth grade (Education)


The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of using the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development in the teaching of reading to fourth grade pupils. Since the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development is fairly new, and in the process of being field tested, such research could be a valuable indicator of its worth as a teaching procedure. Three factors were considered in the development of the objective: 1. Would an intensive program in word attack skills increase reading achievement in grade four? 2. Would the results be sufficient to warrant the incorporation of this instruction into the regular program? 3. Would an intensive program benefit all children?


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