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Analysis of Able and Disabled Sixth-Grade Readers' Knowledge of Story Structure: A Comparison
Reading Horizons
  • Evelyn L. Kreine, North Ridgeville, Ohio
  • Jane Ann Zaharias, Cleveland State University
Disciplines
Publication Date
10-1-1986
Abstract
Current research indicates that reading is a transactive process, suggesting that the background knowledge a reader brings to a text is at least as important as the text itself in determining comprehension (Goodman, 1984). Of particular interest here is the reader's tacit knowledge of typical organizational patterns which govern the structure of narrative texts, or what has been termed story schemata (Rumelhart, 1975, 1980).
Citation Information
Evelyn L. Kreine and Jane Ann Zaharias. "Analysis of Able and Disabled Sixth-Grade Readers' Knowledge of Story Structure: A Comparison" (1986)
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