2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference


The Impact of Retelling, as a Strategy for Reading for Information, on Student Comprehension
Erin A. Wendling♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

Students are often asked to summarize or retell information they have read. Retelling is even used as a form of reading assessment; it is most often used with narratives. I was interested in how retelling may influence these lower levels of comprehension as well as higher levels, including the synthesis and evaluation levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. This research aims to describe how summarizing, specifically retelling, influences 1st grade students’ comprehension after they read a nonfiction book or passage. In this research, I will also describe students' attitudes towards books, both fiction and nonfiction .

Keywords: retelling, nonfiction, comprehension, reading


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 1-4
Location: OP 2113
Time: 9:00

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