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ERIC Number: EJ1035716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Using Prompt Fading to Teach Self-Questioning to Fifth Graders with LD: Effects on Reading Comprehension
Rouse, Christina A.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Cullen, Jennifer M.; Sawyer, Mary
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v29 n3 p117-125 Aug 2014
Students with LD who struggle with reading comprehension can benefit from instruction on how to read strategically. One strategy that has been demonstrated to increase reading comprehension is self-questioning. In this study, two fifth graders with LD were taught to self-generate questions using a prompt fading procedure. The participants were provided with expository reading passages with embedded questions. As each participant demonstrated proficiency with answering the embedded questions correctly, the embedded questions were systematically faded and replaced with a prompt for the students to generate their own questions. A multiple baseline across participants design demonstrated that the self-questioning intervention resulted in improvements in reading comprehension for both students. Additionally, the students demonstrated evidence of maintenance and generalization of reading comprehension outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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