ERIC Number: ED222891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehension Skills and Text Organization Ability in Reading.
Coots, James H.; Snow, David P.
A review of research concerning the nature of text organization skills that contribute to reading comprehension ability reveals two distinct categories of studies: (1) those in which texts have been manipulated so as to facilitate spontaneous syntactic-semantic organization by the reader, and (2) those in which readers have received training or instructions to process unaltered texts in a manner presumed conducive to improved comprehension. Studies in both categories suggest that the degree of organization imparted to a text during input processing is an important variable in reading comprehension. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.