ERIC Number: ED201968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Instruction Using Expository Materials on Reading Comprehension with Fifth Graders.
A study investigated whether students instructed with expository (content area) materials in conjunction with the narrative materials used in the reading program would differ in reading comprehension achievement from students who were instructed with the narrative materials only. A control group of 19 fifth grade students was taught according to a school district's curriculum guide and using only basal readers. An experimental group of 20 fifth grade students was taught in the same manner, with additional emphasis placed on content area reading activities. The results showed that the experimental group achieved significantly higher scores on a posttest measure of reading comprehension, suggesting that the use of expository materials as an addition to the reading program could result in an increase in reading comprehension. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers: Adjunct Aids
Note: M. A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.