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ERIC Number: ED048997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 5
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Oral Language Responses as a Predictor of Reading Performance in the Intermediate Grades.
Bickley, A. C.; And Others
A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of oral language responses as predictors of the reading performance of intermediate-grade students. Responses were considered to be paradigmatic if they illustrated superordinate, coordinate, contrast, or part-whole relationships. Other responses were considered syntagmatic. Subjects were 52 fourth graders enrolled in a summer reading program in a Southern city. The California Reading Test, Form W, and the experiment-devised Oral P/S Language Inventory were administered to all subjects. A t-ratio was derived from the number of syntagmatic responses given by subjects. The results of the study indicate that it is possible to predict reading performance from the numbers of syntagmatic and paradigmatic oral language responses. It was concluded that, since reading tests make extensive use of paradigmatic word associations, instruction in word associations might improve children's scores. Tables and references are included. (MS)
Twentieth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233 (In press)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 3-5, 1970