Boys and girls: Differences in the influence of interest on reading comprehension

Gillespie, Jacqueline; Deacon, Hélène
June 2010
Literacy Today;Jun2010, Issue 63, p31
The article reports on the research conducted by J. V. Oakhill and A. Petrides on the significance of children's reading preferences on their reading comprehension in Great Britain. Researchers studied 32 students aged nine to 12 years, where they are asked on the preferred subject to read, before giving them tests on reading comprehension. Researchers found that both girls and boys performed better on reading comprehension on the topics of their preferences.


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