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ERIC Number: ED500171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Evaluation of Hearing Impaired Student's Reading Comprehension with the Cloze Procedure
Girgin, Umit
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007)
Different evaluation methods are applied in order to determine and develop the skills used for reading comprehension. Cloze is an informal evaluation method which is used to determine students' current reading knowledge, to develop their focusing skills on contextual cues and to enhance critical reading. Cloze involves evaluating readers' prior knowledge on the subject matter, their comprehension of information provided in the text, linguistic knowledge, and thinking skills. Through this method, students try to determine systematically omitted words in a passage by either guessing or inferring. Evaluations demonstrate to what extent students grasped the passage or followed the text. Besides, they encourage students to think about the words to include in a sentence or passage for a better meaning construction. It has two important aims: To determine the levels of reading passages given to students and to determine the strategies of using contextual cues to infer meaning. Cloze method could be used in both individual and group works. As a result of evaluations conducted after the application, teachers can determine the activities to improve reading comprehension. Hearing impaired children, who are less proficient than their peers in terms of language because of this impairment, follow the same reading processes and use the same reading skills and strategies. In order to improve and evaluate these skills in reading instruction of hearing impaired children, cloze method is used. This study investigates hearing impaired children's reading comprehension through cloze method, states the advantages and limitations of the method and provides examples of cloze evaluation examples conducted with hearing impaired children.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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