THE EFFECTS OF QARS ON SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS' RESPONSE TO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

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Title:
THE EFFECTS OF QARS ON SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS' RESPONSE TO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Author:
Holmberg, Janice, 1959-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Question Answer Relationships (QARS), is a metacognitive strategy which develops students abilty to answer comprehension questions. This study was designed to assess the effects of QARs on subjects' comprehension and on retellings, and to investigate subjects' ability to transfer QARs to another content area. The four seventh grade subjects in the study were of average ability according to previous test scores. The questions were developed from passages taken from typical seventh grade textbooks. The procedures consisted of two pretests, followed by five days of training in QARs. A post test was given for assessment of QARs. A second test assessed transfer of QARs. As an additional measure, subjects were asked to retell text information after answering questions for pre, post and transfer tests. Results indicate training in QARs had a positive effect on subjects' ability to both answer comprehension questions, and to retell information from text. Subjects were able to transfer QARs to another content area.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Reading comprehension.; Questioning.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Reading
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTHE EFFECTS OF QARS ON SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS' RESPONSE TO COMPREHENSION QUESTIONSen_US
dc.creatorHolmberg, Janice, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmberg, Janice, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractQuestion Answer Relationships (QARS), is a metacognitive strategy which develops students abilty to answer comprehension questions. This study was designed to assess the effects of QARs on subjects' comprehension and on retellings, and to investigate subjects' ability to transfer QARs to another content area. The four seventh grade subjects in the study were of average ability according to previous test scores. The questions were developed from passages taken from typical seventh grade textbooks. The procedures consisted of two pretests, followed by five days of training in QARs. A post test was given for assessment of QARs. A second test assessed transfer of QARs. As an additional measure, subjects were asked to retell text information after answering questions for pre, post and transfer tests. Results indicate training in QARs had a positive effect on subjects' ability to both answer comprehension questions, and to retell information from text. Subjects were able to transfer QARs to another content area.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectReading comprehension.en_US
dc.subjectQuestioning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineReadingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332157en_US
dc.identifier.oclc18157959en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16483297en_US
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