ERIC Number: EJ629602
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Extensive Reading: Speed and Comprehension.
Bell, Timothy I.
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v1 n1 Apr 2001
Measured both reading speeds and comprehension in two groups of learners exposed to intensive and extensive reading programs. The extensive group was exposed to a regime of graded readers, while the intensive group studied short texts followed by comprehension questions. Results indicate that subjects exposed to extensive reading achieved both significantly faster reading speeds and significantly higher scores on measures of reading comprehension. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Rate, Reading Tests, Scores, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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