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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1998

Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education

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Comparing The Effects Of Storybook Reading And Storytelling On Preschoolers' And Kindergartners' Ability To Answer Comprehension Questions, Erin Elizabeth Brewer May 1998

Comparing The Effects Of Storybook Reading And Storytelling On Preschoolers' And Kindergartners' Ability To Answer Comprehension Questions, Erin Elizabeth Brewer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare preschoolers' and kindergartners' ability to comprehend a story as a result of either having read to them from a book or having orally told them a story. A second purpose of this study was to examine each age group individually to see if age played a factor in their comprehension of the stories with relation to the two methods of presenting the stories.

The books were introduced before they were presented. Two methods of presentation were used: reading a story from the book, or telling a story orally, without the book. In ...