Chunking Material as an Aid to Reading Comprehension.

@inproceedings{Stevens1981ChunkingMA,
  title={Chunking Material as an Aid to Reading Comprehension.},
  author={Kathleen C. Stevens},
  year={1981}
}
Reading a paragraph requires mentally phrasing the individual words, putting them into meaningful linguistic units. In speech, phrasing is provided by the speaker through intonation, pitch and juncture (Fries, 1963; Kleiman and Schallert, 1978; Lefevre, 1964). However, the reading task requires the reader to "chunk" disparate word units into phrases that have meaning, for words have meaning only in phrases. Punctuation is but a poor substitute for the phrasing required in reading. Consider this… CONTINUE READING

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