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ERIC Number: ED070050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 164
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The Effect of Training in the Use of Cloze on the Ability of Fourth Grade Pupils to Gain Information from Written Discourse.
Faubion, Norma Nell
Two experimental groups and a control group were employed for this research, which was designed to measure the effect of cloze training upon the reading comprehension of fourth-grade pupils when the training focused upon the use of structure words and verbalizations by pupils concerning responses to cloze exercises. Pretest measures of reading comprehension were taken by administering the CTAGI and the Stanford Reading Achievement Test, Form W. Subjects in the control group participated in a daily silent reading lesson based on passages from which the cloze passages were developed. In experimental A, subjects were given a cloze lesson each day. In addition, the corrected exercises from the previous day were returned, and the subjects were requested to note the corrections. Subjects in experimental B followed the same procedure as A with one exception. When the corrected cloze items were returned, the subjects were encouraged to verbalize about the appropriateness or lack of appropriateness of their responses. Although the researcher was unable to demonstrate that training in the use of cloze resulted in growth in comprehension skills, there might have been certain variables which influenced the effectiveness of cloze training. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University