ERIC Number: ED184730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Ability of Young Children to Correct Comprehension Errors: An Aspect of Comprehension Monitoring.
Pace, Ann Jaffe
This study examined the ability of young children to correct comprehension errors, considered to be an aspect of comprehension monitoring. Kindergartners and second graders (N=32) heard a story about an unfamiliar situation, then answered questions which either assessed information contained within a single sentence, required the correct identification of the referent of a word, or depended on the integration of information across sentences. Initially, both groups responded to reference questions best, though second graders answered more questions correctly overall. Participants were then given the opportunity to listen to the story again to see if they could identify information needed to correct their previous responses. Second graders corrected nearly half of their errors, kindergarteners, more than a third of theirs. Thus these young children exhibited some ability to improve their comprehension when given a means to do so. Integration questions were least likely to be corrected, however. Young children may thus have difficulty organizing and relating information from different parts of a passage. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, 7-11, 1980).