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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 ...