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ERIC Number: ED139005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Children's Inferential Responses to a Wordless Picture Book: Development and Use of a Classification System for Verbalized Inference.
Jett-Simpson, Mary
High, middle, and low readers in kindergarten, second, and fourth grades participated in a study of inferential comprehension. The Jett-Simpson Classification System for Verbalized Inference was developed, its reliability was established, and children's open responses to a wordless picture book, "Frog Goes to Dinner," were analyzed using it. Results indicated that inferential comprehension was revealed in children's responses during picture-stimulated storytelling; that inference was "interactive constructive" rather than "hierarchical"; that character and plot inference categories were used most frequently at each level; that open-response inference was not dependent upon ability to answer inference questions; and that inference making was not a function of reading level in this study. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Research prepared at The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee