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Al-Zahrani, Mona Abdullah Bakheet – Online Submission, 2011
The current study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of keyword-based instruction in enhancing English vocabulary achievement and retention of intermediate stage pupils with different working memory capacities. The study adopted a quasi experimental design employing two groups (experimental and control). The design included an independent…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Vocabulary
Zopp, William B. – 1998
The purpose of this study was to compare two different testing styles to see how they relate to retention of information. The study was conducted during the first semester of the 1996-97 school year at Greenbriar East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The students in the study were in two Biology II classes, one with an enrollment of 26…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Comparative Analysis, Essay Tests
Grimaldi, Candace M. – 1987
A study explored whether instruction involving an emphasis on study skills could help seventh grade students retain material encountered in science classes. Subjects were 32 students from two intact science classes in a predominately white, middle class school in New Jersey. The experimental group received an advance organizer as an overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Content Area Reading, Grade 7, Junior High Schools
MacGeorge, Nancy – 1984
A study was conducted to determine the effects of word imagery on the retention of sight vocabulary. It was hypothesized that in an urban, low income area first grade class there would be no significant difference between the acquisition and retention rates of high imagery words and those of low imagery words. Using one group of high imagery words…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Language, Grade 1, Imagery
Shaw, T. Vanston – 1982
The impact of summer vacation on the reading and arithmetic skills of 166 learning disabled pupils (6 to 11 years old) was examined. Ss included pupils in resource programs or special classes. Analysis of scores on the Wide Range Achievement Test (reading and arithmetic subtests) before and after summer vacation revealed significant differences in…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills
Kurywczak, Jennifer – 1997
A study examined whether retention of sight vocabulary words could be increased by implementing the tactile modality to a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic based lesson. A total of 10 first-grade remedial reading students in Elizabeth, New Jersey, were assigned to control and experimental groups, with 5 students in each group. Upon completion of 7…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Comparative Analysis, Grade 1, Kinesthetic Methods
McConnohie, Bruce Vernon – 1999
A study of the effects of color as used in presentation software on short-range (immediately following treatment) and long-range (one hour following treatment) memory retention was conducted. Previous studies have concentrated on color as cueing or coding mechanisms primarily in print media and have not explored the effect of individual colors as…
Descriptors: Color, Computer Software, Educational Media, Intermediate Grades
Baker, Geraldine – 1990
Questionnaires were mailed to parents of the 55 sixth graders in the 1988-89 year-round school pilot program in Conroe Independent School District in Texas and to those of sixth graders on the district's traditional calendar to determine parent perceptions and satisfaction regarding the year-round school calendar. The document also reviews the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship
Malliet, Gineva M. – 1986
The Stroop color-word test involves a conflict situation in which subjects are asked to say aloud the ink color used to print a color word on a card. Interference occurs when the ink color is in conflict with the color word, such as 'red' printed in green ink. On the other hand, little interference occurs when asked to name the color words…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Color, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
Zuberman, Lea K. – 1983
This critical review and evaluation of the literature covers the field of computer assisted instruction (CAI) and reading from its inception to the present day. Seventeen research studies are discussed as well as four surveys of previous research in this field. Major issues addressed include the effectiveness of CAI and computer managed…
Descriptors: Ability, Age, Attitudes, Check Lists
Voorhees, Patricia Jean – 1985
A study was conducted to determine whether the VAK teaching method, using color coding as a motivational tool, improves spelling achievement more effectively than a more conventional method. The VAK method is a multisensory approach to teaching reading and spelling through the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities. Forty-three…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Grade 7
Peverly, Stephen T. – 1981
A study examined whether pictures presented in advance of reading a text (advance organizers) as compared to pictures presented after reading a text (postorganizers) would significantly enhance the reader's retention of the text's content. Sixty college students rated their familiarity with six topics, then read materials presented on the three…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, College Students, Content Area Reading, Diagrams
Johnson, Phyllis; Marlow, Patti – 1996
A study described and evaluated a program for increasing student retention and transfer of weekly spelling words into daily writing. The targeted population consisted of second-grade students in two different middle-class communities. One community was growing, while the other was more established; both are located in suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Class Activities, Classroom Research, Grade 2