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ERIC Number: ED195989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Analyses of Strategies Employed in Miscomprehension.
Thomas, June
Two groups of teachers testing with two different informal reading inventories were asked to give explanations for the miscomprehensions of two of their students (selected because of difficulty with comprehension unrelated to word recognition). Teacher explanations reflected diversity in description with the reader's lack of knowledge of key vocabulary most identifiable and consonant with schema theory. Other explanations for miscomprehension based on the schema theory were less frequently used, but all appeared to have some usefulness. Teachers also cited word recognition difficulties, individual reader characteristics, and the kind of question miscomprehended as explanations for miscomprehension. A large number of explanations lacking in specificity were also offered. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Schema Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Reading Conference (1st, Sarasota, FL, December 4-6, 1980).