Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1991

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Larry Wald


Primary grade teachers were surveyed regarding their beliefs and practices in the use of basal reader workbooks and worksheets. These beliefs and practices were compared to theory and research evidence on the use and efficacy of basal reader workbooks and worksheets. Eighty returned questionnaires revealed that participants found workbooks worksheets useful and believed in their contribution to reading achievement. However, only 17% of reading instructional time was spent completing workbooks and worksheets.