Curiosity in the Reading Encounter, an Experimental Study of the Effect of Selected Questioning Procedures on Curiosity and on Reading Comprehension

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The major purpose of the research was to determine whether the curiosity levels of children would be increased and whether gains would be made in children's reading comprehension when selected questioning procedures were used. The study was confined to teacher-directed instructional situations where children were engaged in reading acts. More specifically, answers were sought to the following questions: 1. Does the use of selected questioning procedures produce a significant increase in curiosity over the use of regular classroom procedures? 2. Does the use of selected questioning procedures produce a significant gain in reading comprehension over the use of regular classroom ... continued below

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Mays, Sue Cox August 1969.

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The major purpose of the research was to determine whether the curiosity levels of children would be increased and whether gains would be made in children's reading comprehension when selected questioning procedures were used. The study was confined to teacher-directed instructional situations where children were engaged in reading acts.
More specifically, answers were sought to the following questions:
1. Does the use of selected questioning procedures produce a significant increase in curiosity over the use of regular classroom procedures?
2. Does the use of selected questioning procedures produce a significant gain in reading comprehension over the use of regular classroom procedures?

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Mays, Sue Cox. Curiosity in the Reading Encounter, an Experimental Study of the Effect of Selected Questioning Procedures on Curiosity and on Reading Comprehension, dissertation, August 1969; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164353/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .