ERIC Number: ED034670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Word Attack Skills: Review of Literature.
Desberg, Peter; Berdiansky, Betty
The first half of this review of the recent literature on word attack skills describes 11 major reading systems currently in use and evaluates and compares them. The second half reviews reports of current word attack research under the headings of traditional phonic generalization research, current linguistic formulations, unit size, Gibson: Cornell group, learning grapheme-phoneme correspondence rules, and Stanford project. An abundance of non-experimental, prescriptive articles is noted, while empirical investigations are limited and tend to cluster in a few areas, most notably those of word and letter discrimination. An extensive bibliography, divided into nine sections, is included. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.