ERIC Number: ED302835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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The Effect of Using Predictions on a Reader's Comprehension.
Edler, Kristine Winkle
To investigate prediction as a strategy that can improve reading comprehension, 50 third grade students from Toledo, Ohio, were first divided into experimental and control groups. The 2 groups both read the same 5 basal stories for instruction, were given the same pretest passages, answered 10 comprehension questions, and then followed a 3-day plan. The second day for the experimental group was spent reviewing the vocabulary words, predicting, doing silent reading, and answering the comprehension questions, whereas there were no predictions made in the control group. Results indicated that (1) using predictions did enhance the comprehension of poor readers, but had little or no effect on better readers; (2) using predictions during reading also had an effect on the answering of inferential questions but not on the answering of literal questions. (Two tables of data and 1 figure are included, and 15 references and 2 appendixes containing stories and comprehension questions are attached.) (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: Master's Thesis, University of Toledo.