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ERIC Number: ED417377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 34
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Implementing Dramatization as an Effective Storytelling Method To Increase Comprehension.
Biegler, Lucy
A study examined two different methods used to increase story comprehension. These methods were implemented using two kindergarten classes from the Secaucus New Jersey Public School District during a 4-week instructional period. The students from one classroom listened to stories proceeded by dramatization. Retelling techniques used were role playing, puppet theater, flannelboard, and pantomiming. The other sample had the same stories orally read to them, however, these were followed by teacher instruction and an art activity related to the story. Both groups were then given reduced photocopies of the main parts of the story and asked to put these sequencing strips in correct order by gluing them onto construction paper. Results indicated that those students who used dramatization had greater comprehension. Findings suggest (by a significant 21.35-point difference) that children who reenact a story become more emotionally involved and therefore more interested. (Contains a table of data and 18 references; a list of related literature is appended.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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