ERIC Number: ED346442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Differences in the Written Recalls of Folktales among Above-Average, Average, and Below-Average Second-Grade Readers. Literacy Research Report No. 13.
Barnhart, June E.
Research with beginning readers shows that children's sense of story plays a crucial role in successful reading comprehension. The purpose of this study was an extension of the speech-to-literacy process beyond the preschool years in a sample of 24 second graders with diverse levels of reading comprehension. Structural and graphic features, as well as compositional intent, were examined in written story recalls. Differences in patterns among subjects varied in relation to level of reading comprehension. Results suggest that the transition into conventional literacy is a developmental process that extends well into the primary years. Further, use of written recalls with students offers benefits as both an assessment tool and an instructional strategy for reading comprehension of narratives. (Six figures presenting students' story writing and rereadings are included; 28 references are attached. (Author)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Emergent Literacy, Grade 2, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Recall (Psychology), Story Telling, Student Characteristics, Tales
Northern Illinois University, The Reading Clinic, 119 Graham, DeKalb, IL 60115 ($3.50 each, postage included).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Curriculum and Instruction Reading Clinic.