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ERIC Number: ED466691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 26
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The Power of Clarifying: A Comparative Analysis of Strategies That Strengthen Comprehension.
Lubliner, Shira
This quasi-experimental study was designed to investigate the effects of cognitive strategy instruction on fifth-grade students reading comprehension and comprehension of words encountered during reading. Eight intact fifth-grade classes of approximately 34 students each were randomly assigned to treatment groups (clarifying, questioning, combined questioning and clarifying, and control) for a 5-week study. Strategy instruction took place during social studies based on the belief that content area textbooks are the most difficult for children to read and comprehend (J. Chall, V. Jacobs, and L. Baldwin, 1990). Results indicate that the clarifying groups scores in reading comprehension and word comprehension were significantly higher than those in the control group, suggesting that clarifying strategy instruction positively affected fifth grade students comprehension of texts and vocabulary encountered during reading. (Contains 5 figures, 4 tables, and 54 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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