The effect of pictures on the retention of novel words and prose passages

Jennifer Rusted*, Veronika Coltheart

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Abstract

The effect of pictures on the retention of novel words and prose passages was examined for both good and poor readers. The findings suggest that for both groups of subjects the presence of pictures enhances recall of the prose passages but has no effect on the recognition and pronunciation of novel words. Systematic differences in the strategies used by good and poor readers were also observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-524
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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