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ERIC Number: EJ871970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Oral and Written Retellings and Passage Review as Strategies for Comprehending Text
Schisler, Rebecca; Joseph, Laurice M.; Konrad, Moira; Alber-Morgan, Sheila
Psychology in the Schools, v47 n2 p135-152 Feb 2010
The purpose of this study was to compare the instructional effectiveness and efficiency of oral retelling, written retelling, and passage review comprehension strategies on third-grade students' accuracy and rate of answering reading comprehension questions. A modified alternating treatment design was used to compare the effects of oral retelling, written retelling, and passage review strategies. Each strategy occurred within the context of repeated readings with phrase drill error correction. This study extended previous research findings by examining the effects of oral and written retelling as strategies for improving both literal and inferential comprehension and by investigating the efficiency of retelling procedures. Findings revealed that students' accuracy in answering reading comprehension performance was better under both retelling conditions than the passage review condition. The oral retelling coupled with repeated readings and phrase drill error correction was the most efficient instructional method for answering comprehension questions correctly. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio