Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education in Elementary Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Mary Sue Terrell

Second Advisor

Dr. Jim Mittelstadt

Third Advisor

Dr. William G. Herrold


Guidelines for primary grade (k-3) teachers to use in oral story reading were developed as a means of increasing students' reading achievement. These guidelines were incorporated into primary grade lesson plans. Each lesson plan included a research principle which served as the lesson objective, identified a book for oral reading, and described pre, post, and during activities.

The lesson plans were pilot-tested by primary grade teachers at an elementary school site. Data were collected and analyzed to determine teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of the guidelines. This analysis indicated that the teachers perceived the guidelines to be effective. Based on feedback, one additional guideline was added. Conclusions, recommendations, and implications for further research were developed.

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