ERIC Number: ED310584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Investigation of a Study Technique To Increase Learning Disabled Students' Reading Comprehension of Expository Text. Final Report.
McCormick, Sandra; Cooper, John O.
The study reported in this paper investigated the effects of a frequently recommended study technique on the comprehension of expository text by high-school students having learning disabilities. The instructional procedure studied was "Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review" (SQ3R). Six experiments were conducted over a 3-year period, involving a total of 49 students. Data for the six experiments were analyzed through use of single-case experimental designs. General procedures for all experiments consisted of students retelling information after reading passages from history texts. Variables in the six studies included length of reading passage, reading level of passages, teacher prompts, and reading time limits. Results of the experiments showed that the SQ3R procedure had little effect on students' recall of information. There was, however, a clear functional relationship between the length of passages used and recall of information, favoring passages of shorter length. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.