ERIC Number: ED379646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
The Effect of Using Graphic Organizers with Learning Disabled Students To Increase Comprehension.
A study determined if there would be any significant difference in comprehension test scores when learning disabled students were instructed with and without graphic organizers while reading novels. Subjects were five male fifth-grade learning disabled students reading on the fourth-grade level, who came from the same middle-class suburban school and background. Students read two teacher-selected novels--the first novel was read without the use of graphic organizers, and the second novel was taught using graphic organizers. Subjects were asked a set of teacher generated comprehension questions. Results indicated that the use of graphic organizers increased comprehension when used with learning disabled students. (Contains 17 references and 1 table of data. Sample tests and sample graphic organizers are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Project, Kean College of New Jersey.