Author Credentials

Sister Agnes Marie Scherrer, S.S.N.D.

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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Superseded Degree Name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

Academic achievement; Reading (Elementary); First grade (Education)


The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the oral language of beginning first graders would predict their reading achievement at the end of the same school year. Specific objectives included an attempt to answer the following questions: 1. Does oral language effectiveness predict reading achievement in a first grade child? 2. Was there any significant correlation between oral language and reading achievement in a first grade child?


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