Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Research Archive: Writing, Reading, Vocabulary and Comprehension

Question: How can one improve vocabulary and comprehension in a reading program?

Answer: “Found that college students whose reading instruction included a writing component improved more on vocabulary and comprehension measures than students whose reading instruction did not include writing.” MM Culp and S Spann. 1984. P. 186.

Comment: That’s a pretty broad conclusion, raising all kinds of questions. Still, if the writing included responses to the reading material, it makes some sense. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.

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