ERIC Number: ED071018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Simplified Signalling System: A Beginning Reading Orthography.
McClintick, Otto F.
A beginning reading alphabet identified as the Simplified Signalling System was developed in this study for the teaching of reading. The system consisted of (1) key symbols and augmentations used in the introduction for beginning and remedial readers and (2) transliteration of sample materials suggested for use by beginning and remedial readers. The system utilized the twenty-six letters of the traditional Roman alphabet, outline letters to signal long vowel phonemes, Ben Day print to signal silent letters, and color to signal the alternative spelling of the long vowel phonemes. A comparison of i.t.a., Distar, Unifon, Diacritical Marking System and Simplified Signalling System was made on the basis of two underlying principles that effect the word transfer to the traditional orthography: similarity of configuration and similarity of detail within the word. The comparison revealed that there were fewer irregularities in the configuration and detail within the word in the Simplified Signalling System. The Simplified Signalling System was used for a short trial period with remedial reading students. The trial period demonstrated that the system was workable. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading, Reading Development, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Remedial Reading
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, St. Louis University