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ERIC Number: ED142985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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Operationalizing Terms and Definitions in Reading Comprehension.
Pearson, P. David
After a discussion of the confused terminology, overlapping categories, and ambiguity evident in categorization of comprehension questions in current reading series and in the literature on comprehension, a comprehensive classification scheme is proposed that seeks to avoid these problems. The proposed classification scheme has three orthogonal dimensions: The first specifies the size of the linguistic units that must be manipulated in order to solve the task (concepts, propositions, or larger units). The second specifies the type of logical relation that obtains between the linguistic units, and the third, the extent to which the text provides an explicit answer to the question. Six types of logical relation have been delineated for the second dimension: superordination, subordination, coordination, asking for an attribute of a concept, asking for a concept related to an attribute, and case-grammatic relations. The advantages and disadvantages of the proposed scheme are also discussed. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1977)