The data analyses produced several interesting findings related to the interplay of readers' knowledge, interests, beliefs and perceived persuasiveness of text. Text structure did not independently influence elementary-aged readers' perceptions of the persuasiveness of a text. Elementary-aged readers found the argument and explanation text structures to be equally persuasive.The researchers presented fourth-grade readers with a folktale either presented in narrative (context) or list (context-free) form. Readersa#39; speed and accuracy were recorded for both passages. ... This finding illustrates the connection between the vocabulary skill of using context clues to determine meaning and readinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Exploring the Interplay Between Fifth-grade Readers' Knowledge, Interests, and Beliefs and Their Perceptions of the Persuasiveness of Text|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|