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ERIC Number: EJ1062044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
What Can Measures of Text Comprehension Tell Us about Creative Text Production?
Bos, Lisanne T.; de Koning, Björn B.; van Wesel, Floryt; Boonstra, A. Marije; van der Schoot, Menno
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v28 n6 p829-849 Jun 2015
Evidence is accumulating that the level of text comprehension is dependent on the situatedness and sensory richness of a child's mental representation formed during reading. This study investigated whether these factors involved in text comprehension also serve a functional role in writing a narrative. Direct influences of situatedness and sensory richness as well as indirect influences via the number of sensory and situational words on the creativity (i.e., originality/novelty) of a written narrative were examined in 165 primary school children through path analyses. Results showed that sensory richness and situatedness explained 35 % of the variance in creativity scores. Sensory richness influenced the originality/novelty of children's narrative writing directly, whereas situatedness had an indirect influence, through the number of sensory words, but both pathways influenced the outcomes to a comparable extent. Findings suggest that creative writing requires similar representational processes as reading comprehension, which may contribute to the development of instructional methods to help children in creative writing assignments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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