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The Cloze Procedure As A Reinforcement Technique For Content Vocabulary, Wendy S. Keeler Aug 1978

The Cloze Procedure As A Reinforcement Technique For Content Vocabulary, Wendy S. Keeler

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the cloze procedure as a teaching technique for seventh grade science vocabulary. A quasi-experimental, nonrandomized, control group, pretest-posttest design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 41 students (two classes) taught by the same instructor and was equated in terms of reading levels, ages and IQ scores. One class was randomly assigned to control group status and used a variety of vocabulary exercises such as crossword puzzles, word jumbles, acrostics, categorization exercises and word searches to reinforce the content terms. The other class was the experimental group and used a ...


Effectiveness Of The Wark And Mogen Underlining Technique As A Study Strategy For Seventh Grade Social Studies Students, Regina E. Harbison Aug 1978

Effectiveness Of The Wark And Mogen Underlining Technique As A Study Strategy For Seventh Grade Social Studies Students, Regina E. Harbison

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A quasi-experimental, nonrandomized control, pretest-posttest design was implemented to study the effectiveness of teaching underlining using the Wark and Mogen techniques as outlined in Read, Underline, Review (1970), to 60 seventh grade social studies students. These students along with a control group of 72 seventh grade social students were selected from a suburban Monroe County school. Both groups were comparable in age, I.Q. (Otis-Lennon), and reading grade equivalent (Total Reading on Metropolitan Achievement). All 132 students were pretested on a social studies related passage and their mean comprehension test scores further determinated comparability. The treatment group received 20 minutes ...


An Investigation On The Effect Of A Facilitating Visual-Verbal Method Versus The Traditional Dictionary Method On Vocabulary Development, Carla S. Katz Aug 1978

An Investigation On The Effect Of A Facilitating Visual-Verbal Method Versus The Traditional Dictionary Method On Vocabulary Development, Carla S. Katz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a facilitating visual-verbal method versus the traditional dictionary method on classroom vocabulary development. Two pretests and posttests were utilized: multiple choice and word passage. A further subtest was included to measure the pattern of noun and descriptor scores. This study incorporated 44 students who were divided into two groups. The students in the visual-verbal group illustrated their words by cutting out or by drawing pictures to accompany them. The traditional dictionary group looked up their words in the dictionary, listed a synonym or an antonym, and wrote a sentence ...


The Relationship Of Sex Role Stereotyped And Nonstereotyped Fiction To Achievement Motivation Imagery In Eighth Grade Honors Students, Patricia S. Canavan May 1978

The Relationship Of Sex Role Stereotyped And Nonstereotyped Fiction To Achievement Motivation Imagery In Eighth Grade Honors Students, Patricia S. Canavan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

A body of research has emerged to postulate the heretofore unexplained discrepancies between the sexes as to achievement motivation. This difference has been identified as the Motive to Avoid Success (M-s).

Books convey societal values and attitudes. The characters in books provide role models for children. Since many characters in books are stereotyped with respect to sex role, it follows that children assimilate values from these models. Not the least of these values is stereotyped attitude toward role and function of gender within society.

This work was designed to study the possible relationship between the M-s in females and the ...