ERIC Number: ED259946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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Effects of Adjunct Pictures on Comprehension of Grade Six Science Texts Under Three Levels of Text Organization.
Covey, Roxie E.; Carroll, James L.
The effect of pictures on reading comprehension under different levels of text organization was investigated. Sixth graders (N=132) read three science passages, presented with or without pictures representing text content. Picture condition was crossed with three levels of text organization. Multiple-choice test scores were analyzed using reading comprehension scores from the California Achievement Test as a covariate. This analysis revealed significant main effects for picture, organization, and text; an expected interaction of picture and organization did not occur. Thus, there was evidence that pictures facilitate comprehension for some science texts, but no evidence to support a hypothesis that pictures would be more helpful for less well organized texts than for better organized texts. (Author/DH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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