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ERIC Number: ED120709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 99
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An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Cloze Procedure as a Teaching Technique with Disadvantaged Children.
Houston, Arneida
Twelve sixth grade classes were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and a control group. Experimental group one contained three classes which received 27 cloze lessons containing a systematic deletion count of every tenth word. Experimental group two contained three classes which received 27 cloze lessons with an every tenth word deletion count with the first letter of every wrod retained as a clue. The control group received no prescribed treatment. The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests were used to ascertain the comparability of groups before experimental treatment began. It was found that there were significant differences in comprehension between the experimental and control groups, favoring the control group; there were no significant differences between the experimental and control groups in vocabulary; and there were differences between the cloze and modified cloze groups in comprehension, favoring the cloze reading performance for disadvantaged chileren. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Connecticut