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"Reading Subtitles Skills in the Elementary School"

This study has been completed.
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University of Sao Paulo Identifier:
First received: November 12, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2009
History: No changes posted

Theme: The reading of fixed texts in school are widely known, however it is not known how they read texts furniture and what skills are required for this type of reading.

Objective: To evaluate the skills of reading film subtitles in students of 2nd and 4th grade of elementary school of a Public School.

Method: Review the level and skills of reading movies subtitles (RMS), through the recounting of a section of film watched, alone, mute and legend, for 60 students (30 2nd grade and 30 of the 4th grade) matched for age and gender.

Condition Intervention
Reading Comprehension
Other: Assessment of reading skills

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: "Reading Subtitles Skills in the Elementary School"

Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo:

Enrollment: 60
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
2nd Grade
students of 2nd grade
Other: Assessment of reading skills
4th Grade
students of 4th Grade
Other: Assessment of reading skills

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study was to compare the reading film subtitles skills in students aged 2nd and 4th grade of elementary school (EF) from a public school, and relate the performance of literacy in school with reading film subtitles.

Proceedings: The study included 30 students from 2nd and 30 from 4th grade of a public school at Sao Paulo. The participants' ages ranged from 7 years and 8 months to 9 years and 3 months in the 2nd grade, and 9 years and 9 months to 11 years and one month in the 4th grade. The groups were matched for the genre.

Inclusion criteria: sign a consent to search, be literate, do not have any sensory changes, and never repeated a grade. Each subject, individually, was rated about the level of literacy and reading through the protocol of school literacy; and about reading film subtitles skills.Each subject recounted what he understood and responded to five inferential questions about the movie.The recount was analyzed and scored on a specific protocol based on Castillo (1999).Students could score in four levels: decoding, literal comprehension, comprehension independent and critical reading.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
students in 2nd and 4th grade

Inclusion Criteria:

  • sign a consent to search
  • be literate
  • do not have any sensory changes
  • and never repeated a grade
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01012986

University of Sao Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil, 05403-000
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil, 05403-000
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University of Sao Paulo
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Responsible Party: Michele Viana Minucci, University of Sao Paulo Identifier: NCT01012986     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: reading subtitles in Brazil
Study First Received: November 12, 2009
Last Updated: November 12, 2009 processed this record on May 23, 2017