ERIC Number: ED381751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Levels of Comprehension Promoted by the Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) Program.
Risner, Gregory P.; And Others
A study examined the levels of comprehension generated by questions in story-related and story-retell activities in the Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) program. A sample of 500 questions from CIRC materials for grades 4, 5, and 6 were classified. Results indicated that the majority of story-related and story-retell questions were classified in the literal category, although the questions for some stories required a substantial amount of inferential comprehension. Results also indicated that even when the inferential and evaluation categories were combined, the lower level of comprehension represented the largest percentage of questions. Findings suggest that writers of CIRC materials should make a deliberate attempt to include a balance of literal, inferential, and evaluative questions. (Contains 11 references, and one table and one figure of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition; Question Types
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).