ERIC Number: ED214107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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A Comparative Analysis of Miscues in Content Area Reading.
Kolczynski, Richard G.
A comparative analysis of the oral reading miscues of 20 average and above-average readers entering sixth grade was made in relation to syntax, semantics, and patterns of comprehension and grammatical relationships. Miscues generated while reading passages in science, social studies, mathematics, and literature were analyzed, and the relationship between the syntactic complexity of the passages and the subject's retellings was determined using ANOVA procedures. No significant differences were found among the miscues from the different passages, and readers did not retell passages at significantly higher levels of syntactic complexity than allowed by their comprehension. The data did not support the assumptive differences attributed to reading in various content areas. The findings suggested that the reading process remains stable across passages from various subject areas. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Syntactic Complexity