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ERIC Number: ED331000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Prediction Training and the Comprehension and Composing Performance of Fourth-Grade Students.
Spears, Myschelle; Gambrell, Linda B.
A study examined the effects of prediction training on the reading comprehension and written composition performance of fourth-grade students on the following reading and writing tasks: story recall, story generation, and number of relevant predictions. Subjects, 40 students attending two private urban elementary schools, were assigned to one of two treatment conditions (prediction training or rereading) and each group participated in three training sessions. Results showed that students who received prediction training outperformed the reread group on generating predictions about stories they were reading and in story generation. No significant differences were found between the groups with respect to free and cued recall performance following story reading. (One table of data is included and 25 references are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (40th, Miami, FL, November 27-December 1, 1990).