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ERIC Number: ED177532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Two Instructional Strategies for Reading Comprehension Using Cloze Procedures.
Yellin, David
The purpose of this investigation was to discover whether any significant differences in reading comprehension would occur when either a "product" or a "process" cloze procedure was used as a teaching technique. The product approach is based on one correct answer per cloze blank, while the process approach considers all answers relative to the reader's experiential background and to the quality of discussion about the cloze passages. Each of the two approaches was used in two fifth grade classrooms. After the 104 subjects were ranked by their scores on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, they completed a 50-item cloze pretest, 30 instructional treatment cloze exercises, and a 50-item cloze posttest. Using a two-way analysis of covariance, no significant differences were found between the product and process approaches or between the high, average, and low readers. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Reading Research Symposium (2nd, Tucson, AZ, November 9, 1979)