ERIC Number: ED203301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Story Structure Questioning upon Reading Comprehension.
Bowman, Margie; Gambrell, Linda
A study investigated the effectiveness of a story structure questioning strategy upon the reading comprehension of sixth grade students. An alternate questioning strategy was used as a comparison treatment, and involved more traditional literal, interpretative, and problem solving questions. On the basis of reading level scores, 100 students were identified as good, average, or poor readers and randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups. The instructional materials were identical for both groups; however, instructional methodology differed as to type of questions asked and the manner in which the students were told to think about the reading of stories. Half of the subjects from each treatment group were administered immediate free recall and cued recall tests and the remaining half were administered delayed recall and cued recall measures. The results revealed that recall of story information was enhanced by the use of the story structure questioning strategy. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Schemata; Story Grammar
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).