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ERIC Number: ED167979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Prose Memory of High and Low Comprehending Readers: Effects of Repeated Exposures.
Dungan, Rebecca Kirschenman
Forty-eight first grade students participated in a three-fold study to (1) examine the effect of repeated exposure to text on memory for prose as determined through retelling, (2) determine how low and high comprehending students performed on this task, and (3) determine if males would perform as well as females on the task. The subjects were divided into four categories--high and low comprehending male readers and high and low comprehending female readers. They then listened to and retold a story three consecutive times in one sitting. The findings revealed no significant difference between high and low comprehending readers in reproducing responses. Females, whether high or low comprehending readers, scored significantly better than males in almost all areas of the study. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978)