Läsförmåga hos elever i årkurs 4 och 6: med avseende på fakta- och inferensfrågor samt lässätt
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of the present study was to examine students' text comprehension in grades 4 and 6. Participants were 61 students without documented or suspected reading and writing difficulties, in grades 4 and 6. The focus was on texts designed by Bishop and Adams (1992), containing two types of questions: literal and inference questions, and three different ways of presenting the text; listening, silent reading and silent reading with the text available when responding to the questions. The texts have been previously used in research and as a tool for clinical, qualitative estimate of reading comprehension in speech and language pathologists’ assessments. Investigation was also conducted for working memory, vocabulary, and phonological and orthographical decoding. The results show that students have a significantly higher score in terms of literal questions when the text is available in responding to the questions, versus listening and silent reading. The results also show that literal and inference questions do not differ. No differences between gender and grades were encountered. Conclusions are drawn that students with typical reading development in grades 4 and 6 do not have any difficulty in answering neither literal nor inference questions, concerning the three texts in this study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Standardization, test materials, text understanding, literal- and inference ability
Normering, testmaterial, textförståelse, fakta- och inferensförmåga
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-93653ISRN: LIU-IKE/SLP-A--13/008–-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-93653DiVA: diva2:625562
Subject / course
Master (one year thesis)/Speech and Language Pathology
Ferreira, Janna, Universitetslektor
Sundqvist, Anett, Universitetslektor