ERIC Number: ED289162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Effects of Verbal Ability, Audio-Pictorial Stimuli and Print-Verbal Stimuli on the Reading and Writing Abilities of Early Adolescent Students.
Thompson, Nancy S.
Because audio-visual information is pervasive in contemporary cultural communications, this study looked at the importance of audio-visual information and how it can be used for educational purposes. Specifically, the study compared the effectiveness of audio-pictorial slide-tape presentations and printed verbal language selections as stimuli for creative thinking at the invention stage of writing. The most important focus was on whether or not low verbal eighth grade students who have difficulty reading would improve in written creative expression when their thinking is stimulated through viewing or hearing information. Although there were no statistically significant results on standardized tests, judges' ratings of creative thinking in students' written products showed improvement on the part of low verbal students. Based on this improvement and on an extensive review of literature, the study encouraged further investigation of the linguistic importance of pictorial imagery in modern culture and of its viability as a tool for teaching traditional literacy skills. (Fourteen references are appended.) (Author/SKC)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adolescents, Audiovisual Communications, Audiovisual Instruction, Communication Research, Creative Writing, Grade 8, Literacy, Reading Ability, Reading Difficulties, Reading Research, Secondary Education, Speech Skills, Visual Stimuli, Writing Improvement, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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