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ERIC Number: ED309386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Effects of Training in Constructing Graphic Organizers on Disabled Readers' Summarization and Recognition of Expository Text Structure.
Weisberg, Renee; Balajthy, Ernest
A study investigated the effects of training in the use of graphic organizers on the summarization strategies of disabled readers. Subjects, 21 disabled readers (with a mean age of 13 years, 7 months) from a reading clinic, received 5 hours of training in the use of graphic organizers to map expository passages. Instruction included training in text structure macrorules, modeling of the mapping procedure, and individual student practice with feedback on results. Posttest results indicated significant improvement in subjects' ability to identify levels of important ideas in text structure, to identify main idea statements, and to summarize expository text. (Forty references, one table of data, and a sample reading passage and student graphic organizer are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests