Question: How much does prior knowledge affect reading comprehension?
Answer: “Indicated the important role of prior knowledge in reading comprehension.” JA Adames. 1987. P. 217.
Comment: The more students know about a topic before reading, the better they will comprehend what they read about that topic. Points up the importance of teachers’ preparing students with background information for what they are about to read. An important element in the directed reading assignment. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Ed. JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1989), 208-222.