ERIC Number: ED159657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Adjacent-to-Text Activities on the Development of Reading Comprehension Skills and on the Comprehension of Text Content. Part II. Technical Report No. 458.
Wilkie, Eve B.
Presented in two reports, this study on reading comprehension investigated whether expository passages with adjacent-to-text activities facilitate the learning of reading comprehension skills at the same time that they improve comprehension of text content, and whether written feedback increases the effectiveness of adjacent-to-text activities. Good, average, and poor readers in a combination fifth-sixth grade classroom were randomly assigned to participate in adjacent-to-text activities, adjacent-to-text activities with the use of an answer key, or reading only the text (control). Activities were designed to develop the Level E Skills identified for the "Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development." This second report contains the following six appendixes: the environmental reader called "Life in the Ecosystem," used in the study, the adjacent-to-text activities for each unit, a list that classifies each activity according to the skills and objectives of the Level E test, the answer keys, the content comprehension tests, and directions for the students participating in the treatment groups. (MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.