ERIC Number: ED136194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Diagnosing and Improving Silent Reading Using "Cloze" Techniques or So What??
Gunn, V. Patricia; Elkins, John
This paper discusses the relationship between cloze demands and reading comprehension and describes a cloze program used in a third-grade classroom. A series of exercises, including word attack, sentence completion, and vocabulary-development tasks, were given regularly by teachers to the students in their third-grade classrooms. Included in the program were a variety of exercises which drew attention to the role of function words and checked children's understanding of the relationships expressed. In addition to its diagnostic value, the cloze program was effective in raising the children's reading comprehension skills (measured by standardized tests), after both an initial and a subsequent period of eight weeks. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Fred and Eleanor Schonell Educational Research Centre.