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dc.contributor.advisorO'Flahavan, John Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorGerrard, Emily Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-24T05:41:24Z
dc.date.available2009-03-24T05:41:24Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/8999
dc.description.abstractThis study poses the following research question: "How does change in text type as text contains more illustrations and fewer words influence second-graders' comprehension of narrative text?" Eleven second-graders read three texts each and completed a series of oral reading comprehension tasks. The three text types varied in terms of the proportion of words to illustrations available in the text: written-only text, combination of written and illustrated text, and illustration-only text. The researcher interviewed each participant three times, once for each text type. Participant scores from the retelling and comprehension questions portion of the interview were analyzed in addition to participant's responses to the retrospective think aloud portion of the interview. Quantitative results from the retellings and comprehension questions suggest an overall trend indicating that illustrations have a positive effect on second grader's comprehension. Qualitative data for individual participants from their retrospective think alouds confirm this trend.en_US
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dc.titlePicturebooks as Visual Literacy: The Influence of Illustrations on Second-Graders' Comprehension of Narrative Texten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Readingen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcomprehensionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledelementaryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledillustrationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpicture booken_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpicturebooken_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledvisual literacyen_US


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