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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1997

Early childhood education

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Comparing The Relationship Of Verbal Imaging Instructions And Kindergartners' Abilities To Retell A Story, Sheelarani P. Webster Aug 1997

Comparing The Relationship Of Verbal Imaging Instructions And Kindergartners' Abilities To Retell A Story, Sheelarani P. Webster

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in kindergartners' abilities to retell a story when they were given verbal imaging instructions as compared to retelling a story when no verbal imaging instructions were given. The subjects of this study were twenty-six kindergarten children attending an urban school district in Western New York State.

The subjects listened to a chapter of a story and were asked to retell the structural elements in the chapter. The same subjects listened to another chapter of the same story, comparable in length and complexity, but this time ...