ERIC Number: ED263541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Cloze Procedure and the Teaching of Reading.
By examining the full range of uses of the cloze procedure, this book intends to help teachers use the procedure to better understand the reading behavior of their students and to assist their students in making reading progress. Chapter 1 defines the cloze procedure and discusses the similarities and differences in reading processes when using and when not using the procedure. Chapters 2 and 3 consider how the interaction between the reader and the cloze passage can be used to gauge the readability of books and the reading ability of the child. Chapter 4 discusses using the cloze procedure to help children improve their reading ability, while chapter 5 concentrates on factors determining the difficulty of deletions. The final two chapters explore using cloze to understand reading, to test, and to develop reading skills by examining both specific reading problems that cloze can reveal and the use of cloze in a variety of subject areas. An example of a t-test for evaluating the differences between two sets of scores obtained from the same group of people, a glossary, and a bibliography are appended. (EL)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Context Clues, Elementary Education, Readability, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Reading Tests
Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books; Information Analyses
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Originally published in Great Britain.