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ERIC Number: ED079677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 155
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The Effectiveness of Training Students to Generate Their Own Questions Prior to Reading.
Smith, Arthur Edward
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of training students to generate their own questions prior to reading. The subjects were 116 seventh grade students enrolled in a junior high school developmental reading course. Three groups were formed: subjects receiving experimental treatment A, subjects receiving experimental treatment B, and control subjects. Treatment A began by exposing students to the nature of questioning. Then they were taught the use of title, subheadings, and illustrations as preview clues for raising questions. Treatment B incorporated the major features of the A groups. However, within the fifteen-lesson sequence, training in asking questions was extended over more lessons before instruction in previewing began. The results indicated that both treatment methods enable students to ask significantly more pre-reading questions. No differences were found in performance on the standardized comprehension test or in the ability to ask questions after reading a selection. When treatments A and B were compared, no significant differences were noted, suggesting that both methods produce similar results. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Syracuse University