Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Religious education; Reading comprehension
This study analyzed the impact of summarizing on students’ comprehension and retention of a religion textbook. The study consisted of an eight-week intervention during which the participants engaged in a variety of summarizing activities three days each week in religion class. Fifteen eighth grade girls from an urban, all-girls, Catholic school in a Midwestern city participated in the study. The researcher used oral and written summaries as well as objective quizzes and exams for pre- and posttests. In addition, the researcher monitored the students’ progress by collecting the students’ notes and written summary paragraphs. Results indicated that the study had a positive impact on the students’ ability to comprehend and retain information from the religion textbook. The study did not impact students’ ability to recognize main ideas and write summaries.
Meuler, Allison Quandt, "Impact of teaching summarizing to improve comprehension and retention of a religion textbook" (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 325.
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