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ERIC Number: ED079669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 192
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A Psycholinguistic Analysis of the Oral Reading Behavior of Selected Proficient, Average and Weak Readers Reading the Same Material.
Jensen, Louise Jones
Through a descriptive analysis of the oral reading behavior of three groups of readers, this study compared the oral reading behavior of proficient readers with that of readers who use less effective reading strategies. The subjects were five proficient second grade readers, five weak sixth grade readers and five highly proficient sixth grade readers. The subjects each read the same third grade story orally. The reading was tape recorded and analyzed by means of the Goodman Taxonomy of Reading Miscues. Some of the results of the study indicated: (1) when the proficient readers miscued, their substitutions showed less graphic similarity to the text item than did those of the weaker readers; (2) the miscues of the proficient readers resulted in a higher percentage of syntactically acceptable sentences; (3) the degree of success in retaining meaning was much higher in the proficient readers; (4) the number of miscues involving intonation was not significant; (5) the proficient readers made changes at the phrase level with a larger percentage of their miscues than did the other groups; and (6) the word level of substitutions of the proficient readers showed a much higher relationship to the text than did those of the weaker readers. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University