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Title:What sixth-graders do when they read to answer questions, and how that affects their learning
Author(s):Guenther, Joseph William
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, Thomas H.
Department / Program:Education, Reading
Discipline:Education, Reading
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Reading
Abstract:This study randomly assigned 170 students to one of four textbook reading conditions, three of which included answering adjunct questions. Research questions asked what procedures students would follow in reading to answer their questions, which procedures would be most effective in learning, and how students would differ by group in how they used their time to answer their questions. The question-answering strategy that was most effective for learning indirectly questioned textual material was the "No-Lookbacks" strategy, in which students would not look back in the text to answer their questions. The most effective strategies were the "Lookbacks" and "Search" strategies. The most effective strategy for total learning was the "Lookbacks" strategy, which involved reading the entire text before reading the questions and then using the text to find answers to the questions. The most efficient strategy for total learning was the "Search" strategy, which involved reading the questions and then looking for answers. The "Lookbacks" strategy was most effective for finding answers quickly.
Issue Date:1990
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/23419
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Guenther, Joseph William
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9026197
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9026197


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