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ERIC Number: ED123604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Pictures and Young Children's Prose Learning: A Supplementary Report.
Lesgold, Alan M.; De Good, Hildrene
This study is an attempt to partially confirm the hypothesis that first grade children, generally lacking the skills and/or capacities for efficiently organizing their memories for verbally-presented information, benefit from illustrations which provide a simple external memory. The sample consisted of 32 first grade (second semester) children, divided into two equal groups, for the first replication of the study and 32 children, divided into two equal groups, for the second replication. Children, run individually, heard four stories. Illustration subjects were asked to illustrate the story immediately after hearing it and then to tell all they could recall about it. (In the second replication, literal questions were added.) Control subjects spent the poststory time coloring in a coloring book before recalling the stories they heard. Results showed that the illustration condition produced better recall for long and short passages, and for simple and complex passages. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, April 19-23, 1976)