ERIC Number: ED112584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Strategies in Reading Comprehension 4: Pictures and Young Children's Learning from Oral Prose. Technical Report No. 328.
Levin, Joel R.; And Others
Several experiments involving approximately 130 6-year-old children were conducted to examine the effects of overt illustration on first graders' learning from oral prose. In all experiments, experimental Ss heard prose selections after or during which they illustrated selection content with plasticized figure cutouts and background scenes while control Ss copied or colored geometric forms during the illustration period. After hearing three or five passages, Ss orally recalled passage content and answered simple factual questions about each passage. Results showed that illustration facilitated prose learning only when the child was given the correct pieces for his illustration or had the illustration done for him. When children selected the pieces for each illustration out of a common pool of 20-30 cutouts, the illustration activity had either a negative or no effect. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Conditions of School Learning and Instructional Strategies