TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Gillespie, Jacqueline; Deacon, Hélène
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Literacy Today;Jun2010, Issue 63, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
55114310

 

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