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ERIC Number: ED072426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 94
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The Effect of a Curriculum Teaching Syntactic Embedding Upon the Reading Comprehension of Fourth-Grade Students.
Stedman, Nathan Alexander, III
Having been taught for one year from a curriculum designed to enhance comprehension of syntactic structures, two groups (experimental and control) of fourth grade students were tested by two special cloze instruments to examine the effect of the curriculum on the comprehension of syntactic structures which the students encountered in reading. Rather than using the common n-th word deletion pattern, words were deleted from each passage that contributed heavily to the structural meaning. The majority of words deleted were prepositions, conjunctions, modals, relative and interrogative pronouns, articles, and adverbs. Differences between scores of the two groups were found to be significant at the .05 level. When races were considered separately, it was found that the gain by the black experimental students was significant at the .01 level, but that the gain by the experimental white students was not significant. (Author/HS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University