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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Gertrude M. Sibley


Two thousand high school students in Wisconsin were tested recently in reading; one-third of them tested as sixth grade or below in reading ability.1 One of the most difficult problems confronting the schools of America today is "How shall we make good readers of our students?" That no educators are satisfied with the reading accomplishments in our schools is attested by the great number of articles on reading that appear in current periodicals and educational journals and by the increasing number of books on reading that are being published. So great is the flood on technical treatises on the subject, - in the last fifteen years three hundred and fifty-one printed reports on reading have appeared, - that it has consumed the writer's leisure hours for four years to cover the field and to put the findings to the test of classroom use. To pass the usable material thus obtained on to other teachers and thus to assist in improving instruction in reading, is the purpose of this book.





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