ERIC Number: EJ1026697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The Use and Effectiveness of a Question Exploration Routine in Secondary-Level English Language Arts Classrooms
Bulgren, Janis A.; Marquis, Janet G.; Deshler, Donald D.; Lenz, B. Keith; Schumaker, Jean B.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v28 n4 p156-169 Nov 2013
This purpose of the study was to determine the effects of teachers using the Question Exploration Routine (QER) in regularly scheduled secondary-level English Language Arts classes to help students answer questions about the development and use of main ideas in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Questions were posed in both multiple-choice and written formats. On average, students representing diverse groups who received instruction with the QER correctly answered a significantly higher percentage of total questions than students receiving traditional lecture-discussion instruction (effect sizes were very large). Results are reported for total scores, subscores of multiple-choice and written responses, and for responses of subgroups of students. Students' mean satisfaction and confidence responses are reported.
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Language Arts, English Instruction, High School Students, Classics (Literature), Student Diversity, Effect Size, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis, Satisfaction, Self Esteem, Instructional Effectiveness, Multiple Choice Tests, Essay Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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