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School Library Research, v16 2013

A study was conducted to determine the impact of the use of audiobooks with struggling readers in a school library audiobook club. The participants met weekly in the school library with the school librarian and researchers to discuss audiobooks and make reading recommendations to their peers. Standardized test data as well as pre- and post-study interviews and surveys, teacher questionnaires, parent questionnaires, and student interviews were analyzed. The findings indicated that struggling readers' use of audiobooks had a positive impact on reading skills and attitudes toward reading. These findings are significant given the dearth of research directly related to the impact of audiobooks, despite the prevalent usage of audiobooks. (Contains 7 tables.)

Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Research, Audio Books, Student Participation, Clubs, Library Services, Library Materials, Reading Difficulties, Interviews, Student Surveys, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information), Reading Programs, Mixed Methods Research, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary Development, Standardized Tests

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Author: Whittingham, Jeff; Huffman, Stephanie; Christensen, Rob; McAllister, Tracy

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1187&id=EJ1012831







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