This study determines if second grade children, who have been identified as having possible listening comprehension problems and language deficiencies, demonstrate improved reading performance with an integrated reading-language treatment approach. A quasi-experimental design included sixteen children in the experimental group and nineteen subjects in the control group. Six operationally defined language behaviors were studied during eleven weeks of treatment. the data were interpreted to imply that certain aspects of an integrative reading-language approach were effective for reading instruction.
Sanger, D. D., Stick, S. L., & Lange, U. A. (1984). Integrating Language Activities into Reading Instruction. Reading Horizons, 25 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol25/iss1/1