An experimental study of the effects of instruction in the cloze procedure on the reading comprehension of a selected group of sixth grade students

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dc.contributor.advisor Ransom, Peggy E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Snyder, Linda Louise Randall en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:18Z
dc.date.created 1987 en_US
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1987 .S68 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180935
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to determine if instruction and practice in using the cloze procedure significantly affected the reading comprehension of a group of sixth grade students.The population consisted of 157 students in eight intact classes in two middle schools in east-central Indiana. The experimental group, four classes at one school, received cloze instruction, while the control group, four classes at the second school, worked with basal reading materials.Findings1. There were no significant differences in reading comprehension achievement between students who had cloze instruction and students who did not have cloze instruction, without regard to sex or reading ability levels.2. Students in the above average reading ability subgroup, whether or not they received cloze instruction, gained significantly more in reading comprehension on one criterion measure than did students in the average and below average reading ability subgroups.3. There were no significant differences in reading comprehension achievement between males or females in the group that had cloze instruction and males or females in the group that did not have cloze instruction.Conclusions1. Instruction and practice in using the cloze procedure did not significantly affect the reading comprehension achievement of the study population.2. Whether or not they had cloze instruction, students in the above average reading ability range gained more in reading comprehension achievement than did students classified as average or below average readers.3. Reading comprehension achievement was not significantly different for males or females, regardless of whether or not they received cloze instruction en_US
dc.format.extent x, 155 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cloze procedure. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject.other MacGinitie, Walter H. Gates-MacGinitie reading test. en_US
dc.title An experimental study of the effects of instruction in the cloze procedure on the reading comprehension of a selected group of sixth grade students en_US
dc.description.notes Gates-MacGinitie reading tests, Level D, Form 1 included.
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/515088 en_US


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