ERIC Number: ED269744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Instruction in the Organizational Patterns of Writing on Comprehension.
A study examined whether writing instruction focusing on organizational patterns has a significant effect on reading comprehension. Writing samples were obtained from 18 second graders, nine of whom received no instruction, while the other nine received instruction on the purpose and use of the topic sentence, adding details to the topic, and story endings. Both groups used journals for their writing and generated their own writing topics. Both samples were also given the Gates MacGinitie Reading Test Form B, Levels 1 and 2 respectively, as pre- and posttest measures of reading comprehension. Although the results showed no significant difference in the comprehension scores between groups, there were observable differences in the writing patterns between the groups. The experimental group showed increased competency in writing skills and organization of their thoughts. (A literature review of studies on the relationship between reading and writing is appended.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.