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ERIC Number: EJ813085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Use of Text Maps to Improve the Reading Comprehension Skills among Students in High School with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Stone, Rebecca H.; Boon, Richard T.; Fore, Cecil, III; Bender, William N.; Spencer, Vicky G.
Behavioral Disorders, v33 n2 p87-98 Feb 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of text mapping as a strategy for improving the reading comprehension skills, of four high school students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) in a self-contained freshman technical language arts classroom. Using a multiple baseline design across participants, each student received individualized training in the purpose, use, and completion of both the teacher and student-generated text maps. During the first intervention phase, students read a passage and completed a teacher-generated text map, whereas in the second intervention phase, the students created their own text maps for the passages. The study consisted of 20 text passages and was completed over a period of 28 days. Dependent measures included a 10- to 20-item production fill-in-the-blank comprehension test to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. Results indicated that both the teacher and student-generated text maps were effective in improving comprehension scores for all four students with EBD. Limitations of the study; implications for secondary classroom teachers, both general and special education; and future research questions are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A