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The Effect Of Direct Instruction Of Main Idea And Supporting Details On Expository Passages: A Multi-Sensory Approach, Patricia C. Thomas May 1988

The Effect Of Direct Instruction Of Main Idea And Supporting Details On Expository Passages: A Multi-Sensory Approach, Patricia C. Thomas

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of direct instruction of main idea and supporting details on expository passages using a multi-sensory approach.

The subjects of this study were 32 ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade remedial reading and writing students in a rural high school in Western New York State.

All subjects were administered a researcher-designed pretest using expository passages. A main idea question and a supporting detail question were given for each of six passages. Three separate treatment lessons were administered using a visual, tactile, and auditory approach. A posttest, designed to be equal in ...


The Effects Of Story Previews On The Reading Comprehension Of Ninth Grade Students, Kate Klehn May 1988

The Effects Of Story Previews On The Reading Comprehension Of Ninth Grade Students, Kate Klehn

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examined the effects of story previews on fifty ninth grade students from a public high school in Western New York. The students were divided into two groups: Group A and Group B. In Phase I of the study, students in Group A received the preview treatment, while students in Group B received the treatment without the preview. In Phase II of the study, students in Group B received the treatment with the preview, and students in Group A received the treatment without the preview. Materials included two potentially difficult short stories, two teacher-made previews, and two teacher-made multiple ...