The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of an adult’s storytelling and reading aloud on fift h-grade students’ comprehension of narrative texts. Th is is part of a larger study to determine the impact of the treatments on fourth- and fift h-grade students’ comprehension and oral reading fluency of both narrative and expository texts. Twenty-eight stories were either told or read to the students over a seven-week period, and their reading comprehension was tested at the end of the treatment period. Parametric and nonparametric statistical analyses were performed on the data. Results indicate that both telling and reading stories aloud significantly aff ected fift h-grade students’ comprehension of narrative texts.
Wightman, Shawn K. and Roney, R. Craig
"The Effects of Story Performance on Fifth-Grade Students’ Comprehension of Narrative Texts,"
Storytelling, Self, Society:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol9/iss1/2