Author Credentials

Sister Mary Rosemond Seymour, R.S.M.

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Superseded Degree Name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

Reading (Primary); Reading--Ability testing


The degree of interest first grade children have in the easy-to-read type books and their ability to read them should prove helpful to first grade teachers in selecting books of real appeal to this age level. This may be the basis for an interest in books and reading which formerly children did not have the opportunity to develop at this age due to the scarcity of books written at their reading level. It is the purpose of this study to determine to some degree the answers to questions which will help to assess the value of easy-to-read books. 1) Do children really want to read these books? 2) Are there other factors more important than the easy-to-read designation? 3) Are these books really easy to read? 4) Are other trade books not labeled "easy-to-read" actually more difficult?


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