Comprehension skill, inference-making ability, and their relation to knowledge.

  title={Comprehension skill, inference-making ability, and their relation to knowledge.},
  author={Kate Cain and Jane Oakhill and Marcia A. Barnes and Peter E. Bryant},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={29 6},
In this study we investigated the relation between young children's comprehension skill and inference-making ability using a procedure that controlled individual differences in general knowledge (Barnes & Dennis, 1998; Barnes, Dennis, & Haefele-Kalvaitis, 1996). A multiepisode story was read to the children, and their ability to make two types of inference was assessed: coherence inferences, which were essential for adequate comprehension of the text, and elaborative inferences, which enhanced… CONTINUE READING

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