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ERIC Number: EJ918491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Improving Student Comprehension of Social Studies Text: A Self-Questioning Strategy for Inclusive Middle School Classes
Berkeley, Sheri; Marshak, Lisa; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E.
Remedial and Special Education, v32 n2 p105-113 Mar-Apr 2011
This study employed a randomized experimental design to investigate the effectiveness of a self-questioning strategy for improving student reading comprehension of grade-level social studies text material. Fifty-seven seventh grade students with a range of abilities, including English as second language learners and students with learning and other disabilities, from three inclusive middle school classes participated. Results indicated that students in the self-questioning strategy group outperformed students in a typical practice group on both multiple-choice and open-ended comprehension tests of the social studies content read. Implications for practice and future research are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A