Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



In everything, we attempt to de some phase of reading is required. Teaching reading in the fourth grade is the stepping stone to solving the many problems that confront us in life. How well we shall be able to solve these problems depends upon our understanding of them, and this understanding will come about largely through reading. The Intermediate School must see to it that every child who leaves school is able to use books and libraries. Suppose we may assume a person earns a living by an occupation in which reading is not necessary; if he has not learned to read, he has been trained only to exist. He is unfit to function in vital social relationships and is unfit to enjoy one of the most valuable means of leisure recreation. The purpose of this discourse is to show that a real ability in reading will almost always lead to success in school life. It will make school life happier and more profitable and will reap large benefits In outside of school. life of the people both during his years in school and after he leaves it. It is also to show that if the child to® carries ever into the higher grades this training which he gets will help him get an understanding of and solve the problems of life. The materials used in the contents of this thesis have been obtained through research work in the library of Prairie View College, The Gregory Elementary School, and information gleaned from classwork as an Intermediate Teacher.

Committee Chair/Advisor

W.A. Perry


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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