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Augsberger, Deborah

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B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education


There are many children in this country who are learning to read or need help with reading. Parents are unsure where to look for quality resources on the subject of reading. It would be of great benefit for teachers, as well as parents, to have a list of books to refer to when the need arises. The purpose of the project is to evaluate reading resources and determine which are of the highest quality. In order to develop a list of the quality resources, the researcher looked for benchmarks in order to determine the criteria for which the resources would be evaluated. Resources were obtained next by using channels that would be readily accessible to parents and teachers. Five respondents then evaluated the resources and filled out an evaluation form. The researcher then interpreted the results and synthesized the information with the criteria in the benchmarks. Recommendations were made at the conclusion of the project about the reading resources. out of eight resources evaluated, five were deemed highly recommended. For a list of the resources, see Appendix C.


Includes bibliographical references.


22 pages, 6 unnumbered pages




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