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ERIC Number: ED136264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Thematic Organizers on Comprehension.
Farr, Beverly P.
High school juniors and seniors participated in three studies of the effects of a thematic organizer on passage comprehension. Comprehension was measured using a cloze procedure in the first study and using a passage-reproduction task in the second and third studies. A thematic organizer (material presented to provide a context for the passage) was presented to the experimental groups before they read the passages; control groups were not given the thematic organizers. Inconsistent results were found between passages and between studies. This was interpreted as indicating that the type of material plays a major role in comprehension and in comprehension measures, limiting the generalizability of studies involving language samples. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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