Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
ESL, coordinating conjunctions, graphic organizers
This study examined whether participants enrolled in a university-based intensive English program in the upper Midwest would better comprehend English sentences containing coordinating conjunctions after rearranging them into fill-in graphic organizers with the assistance of an instruction manual. Participants in the control group were provided with the same sentences but not the fill-in graphic organizers. This study also investigated the experimental and control groups’ attitudes toward the comprehension questions and the experimental group’s perceptions of the usefulness of fill-in graphic organizers and an instruction manual for understanding questions. The results indicated that, even though the experimental group perceived the comprehension questions to be slightly easier than the control group, the fill-in graphic organizers were less effective than sentences alone for correctly answering comprehension questions. Overall, the experimental group considered the fill-in graphic organizers to be somewhat helpful for comprehending questions and perceived the instruction manual as somewhat helpful for rearranging sentences into graphic displays.
Reese, Regina Mae, "Graphic Organizers: One Strategy for Comprehending Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions" (2019). Culminating Projects in TESL. 10.