ERIC Number: ED203291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Silent Rereading: Effect on Reading Speed and Comprehension Performance.
A study examined the effect on speed and comprehension performance of one silent rereading following an initial silent reading. Each of 17 fourth grade students silently read two 500-word selections, which were written at the third grade level, and then responded orally to 20 literal and above-literal questions based on the materials. The silent rereadings occurred immediately, after which the students again answered the comprehension questions. The students also answered the questions (presented in randomized order) one day later and one week later. The results indicated that time spent in silent reading decreased on a second reading; the silent reading speeds of 15 of the 17 students increased from the initial reading to the rereading episodes. After silent rereading, comprehension performance improved both one day and one week later. Retrieval of literal information was noticeably better than retrieval of above-literal information. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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