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ERIC Number: ED085659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 96
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A Psycholinguistic Comparison of Oral Reading Behavior of Proficient and Remedial Readers.
Brody, Deborah P.
This study used the Reading Miscue Inventory (RMI) to examine and compare the reading strategies used by a group of proficient (P) readers and a group of retarded (R) readers, both of which were reading at the fourth-grade level. The purpose of the study was to determine whether qualitative differences in the reading strategies of these two groups of three students could be discerned by the RMI. Two passages for oral reading were chosen. "First Kill" was used for a pretesting session. The story "My Brother is a Genius" was used in the testing session. Prior to reading the story the subjects were informed that this was not a test which would be graded and were asked to read as best they could. Differences between groups were observed although the size of the groups was too small to permit statistical evaluation of these differences. Some of the results indicated; group R made more miscues and showed less efficient use of graphic and phonemic cues; during the reading of the first third of the text, the R group showed strength in the use of syntactic and semantic cues equal to or greater than that of the P group; and in successive segments of the text, the R group's use of cueing systems declined markedly. (WR)
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Note: M.Ed. Thesis, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey