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ERIC Number: ED079681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 149
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The Effects of Phonemic-Graphemic Correspondence Problems upon Reading Comprehension of Black Non-Standard Speakers of English.
McCready, Michael Andrew
This study attempted to determine the extent to which phonemic-graphemic correspondence problems adversely affect reading comprehension among black children who are nonstandard speakers of English. An instrument requiring both silent and oral reading was devised by the investigator to test the effects of phonemic-graphemic correspondence problems upon the reading comprehension of a group of 60 black children, randomly selected from grades five, six, and seven. Twenty students were selected on each of the three grade levels, and there was an equal number of males and females on each level. The test was administered individually to each child and the entire session, in each instance, was taped for the purpose of recording responses to the investigator's questions. The pronunciations of the problem-words were recorded for purposes of phonetic transcription. The findings indicated that neither sex nor age was a statistically significant factor in determining ability to distinguish problem phonemic-graphemic correspondences. The findings also indicated that a significant relationship did exist between students' abilities to distinguish problem phonemic-graphemic correspondences in silent and in oral reading. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Alabama