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ERIC Number: ED420122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing Reading Comprehension: The Role of a Summarization Strategy and Self-monitoring.
Hoppes, Mary Kay; Jitendra, Asha K.; Wilson, Barbara; Cole, Christine
This study evaluated effects of a direct instruction main idea summarization program and a self-monitoring technique on the reading comprehension of four sixth-grade students with learning disabilities. A multiple probe across student design was used. One student did not receive instruction and served as a control subject. Student performance was assessed after the main idea instruction and self monitoring training. Results indicated that the main idea instructional program produced increases in identifying and generating main ideas, and the high levels of performance were surpassed by gains demonstrated as a result of the self-monitoring program in which students monitored their use of the summarization strategies. Student interviews indicated that the strategy was beneficial in understanding textual information. Results of a maintenance probe conducted with the four trained students at either 6, 10, and 16 weeks following the study did not, however, find program benefits had been maintained. Examples of the seven-lesson instructional program are attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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