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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1988

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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 ...