ERIC Number: ED189541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Observing Communication During Oral Reading Instruction: A Critique of Past Research and a Report on the Development of a Taxonomy of Behaviors Useful in Field Based Research.
Hoffman, James V.; Baker, Christopher
The purpose of this paper is to report progress on the development of an observation instrument useful in characterizing the communication between teacher and student during oral reading instruction. The paper is divided into five major sections: (1) an overview of oral reading instruction at primary levels, (2) a theoretical perspective for instructional communications during oral reading, (3) a critical review of past research into instructional communication during oral reading with an emphasis on the observational systems used, (4) a presentation of the taxonomy called Feedback to Oral Reading Miscue Analysis System (FORMAS), and (5) a preliminary report of findings of studies using this taxonomy. FORMAS is described as an extensive categorization instrument, used to describe teacher/student interactions during oral reading instruction in four categories or clusters: miscue type, student reaction to miscue, teacher verbal feedback, and miscue outcome. A description is provided of six studies currently in progress using variations of the FORMAS taxonomy. Appendixes include categories used in other studies, a sample of the FORMAS taxonomy, and scoring examples for each category. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Feedback to Oral Reading Miscue Analysis System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (30th, Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).