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ERIC Number: ED082175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 80
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A Comparison of the Reading Comprehension of Good and Poor Readers in the Second Grade with and without Illustration.
Bluth, Linda Fran
This study investigated the reading comprehension of good and poor readers in the second grade on reading passages with and without illustration. Eighty subjects were selected from children attending the second grade in the public schools of a midwestern city of approximately 200,000. For the purposes of this study children scoring within the top three stanines on the Stanford Achievement Test Primary Two Battery, Form W, were referred to as good readers and those scoring in the lowest three stanines were referred to as poor readers. Subjects read silently two different passages of 126 words each in which every fifth word was deleted beginning with the fifth word in the first sentence of either passage. The subjects filled in the deleted words as they read the passage. One passage was consistently presented with an illustration; the other passage was presented without an illustration. The two cloze test passages were scored using the exact replacement of the deleted word. The results indicated that the difference between passage with illustration and passage without illustration within poor readers was not significant, and the difference between passage with illustration and passage without was significant with good readers in favor of illustration. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign