Questioning and Expository Text Comprehension

By Thelma M. Gunn.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The ability to read and comprehend text is a well-recognized goal of
instructional practice. The proficiencies required to comprehend, remember,
and learn from text are difficult to acquire. Each necessitates specific
knowledge, skills, and strategies that are transmitted and obtained through
extensive instruction and practice. In light of such inherent complexities, it
is imperative that research expediting optimum text processing be pursued.
This is especially true for expository text processing, given the contribution
of expository text on classroom-based knowledge acquisition and utilization.
Therefore, the focus of this study is to examine whether expository text
processing may be improved through questioning. That is, does guided
questioning using generic question stems improve expository text processing
regardless of the level of one’s domain knowledge?

Keywords: Expository Text, Questioning, Reading Comprehension

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp.81-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 545.279KB).

Dr. Thelma M. Gunn

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge, Canada


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