ERIC Number: ED309833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Correlates of Communication Monitoring in the Primary Classroom.
Cameron, Catherine Ann; And Others
The relationship of comprehension monitoring to writing was investigated in a multiple-measure, longitudinal study of writing skill development. Subjects were approximately 100 elementary school students who were followed during the first three grades. At the end of first grade, relationships were found between ambiguity detection, reading, and writing. Psychometric measures correlated reading with various degrees of strength, but were poor predictors of writing. Reading was firmly related to writing. At the end of second grade, analyses identified two writing measures, language reception, reading, and additional writing scores as descriptors of communication evaluation. The major contrast between first and second year findings lay in the order of entry of discriminating variables. The similarity of first and second year findings was striking, with several psychometric measures failing to contribute to the equation. In the third year of the study, a novel index of the children's text analysis skills was developed and administered. This consisted of an adventure options story in which a duplicitous guide provides directions with multiple possible intentions. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).; New Brunswick Univ., Fredericton.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada