NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED169488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Measures of Comprehension.
Rigg, Pat; Taylor, Liz
To determine whether comprehension as measured by retelling relates to comprehension as measured by cloze and whether comprehension as measured by retelling changes as retelling is manipulated, a study involving 40 fifth grade students was undertaken. The students were ranked according to their scores on a standardized comprehension test and then randomly assigned to four groups. All groups were given 30 minutes to silently read a story of approximately 2,300 words and all were told that they would be asked to write about the story in a week. Two of the groups were told that they would be asked to tell about the story immediately after reading it; the other two groups were told that they would be asked to tell about the story one week later. After a week, all groups were administered a cloze test. The results indicated that the number of retellings did not influence scores on the cloze test, nor was there a difference in the cloze scores if the retelling was immediate or delayed. Retelling immediately after reading, however, did positively affect the scores of retelling one week later. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978)