ERIC Number: ED074708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Comprehension of a Narrative Passage by Primary School Children as a Function of Listening Rate and Reading Comprehension Level.
Mullally, Lee J.
The comprehension of a narrative passage by primary grade children as a function of both listening rate and the reading comprehension level was examined by this study. Ninety-six children divided into three groups according to reading level were used. The listening rate was controlled by means of a word compression ranging from zero (138 words per minute) to 60 percent (345 words per minute). Comprehension was measured by means of a standard test. The experiment revealed that listening comprehension declines as speech is compressed and that Grade 3 reading achievement level children scored higher in comprehension than did Grade 2 children. In addition, Grade 2 level children were higher than Grade 1 level in listening comprehension. In addition, no significant interaction between the three levels of reading achievement and the four levels of word compression rate was found. (MC)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Early Reading, Elementary Education, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Listening, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Skills, Readability, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Level, Reading Research, Retention (Psychology), Speech Compression
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Note: Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communication & Technology Annual Convention (Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9-13, 1973)