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ERIC Number: ED123630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 160
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The Ability of Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade Children to Comprehend, Produce, and Explain Selected Grammatical Concepts in Reading.
Lauritzen, Carol Anne Fling
The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of 32 kindergarten, first, second, and third grade children to comprehend selected grammatical features, to explain the meaning of these grammatical features and to produce them while reading orally. It was found that there were significant differences among tasks, grammatical features, and grade levels and that there were significant interactions between grade level and tasks and between tasks and grammatical contrasts. Further analysis revealed that each grade significantly outscored the grade level below it. It was concluded from this study that the ability to perform the tasks was related to the complexity of the processes involved in each task. Whereas the comprehension and explanation tasks required a meaning referent, oral reading did not and therefore was a less difficult task. The use of the meaning of grammatical concepts in reading seemed to be a matter of individual differences. Even though the results of this study are not parallel to those of language acquisition studies, this study does illustrate a method for examining the development of children's ability to utilize grammatical concepts when learning to read. (Author/RB)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-11,493, MF-$7.50, Xerography $15.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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