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Keywords

Reading comprehension -- Evaluation;

Abstract

The project will explore an instructional program in listening to develop inference abilities, higher levels of comprehension, for second graders who are eligible for a Chapter I reading program. In many cases, children who are not achieving in accordance with their estimated potential are viewed as having lower levels of intellectual abilities. Remedial readers are not necessarily poor thinkers. Usually, their listening ability reflects a higher level of thinking-language ability {Hansen, 1981). Because of the commonality in listening and reading tasks, instruction in listening supports emerging reading abilities {Smith, 1994; Cambourne, 1988). In this proposed project, instruction in inference tasks will be offered through the listening mode as a means of fostering delayed learners' comprehension abilities. The children's progress will be described through exhibits collected in a portfolio for each child.

Year of Submission

1995

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jeanne McLain Harms

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Date Original

1995

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1 PDF file (17 leaves)

Language

en

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