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ERIC Number: ED092863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 253
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A Psycholinguistic Description of the Oral Reading Miscues Generated by Selected Readers Prior to and Following Exposure to a Saturated Book Program.
Watson, Dorothy J. Harper
This study was concerned with the use of a large quantity of paperback books in a school reading program and the effect of such a saturated book environment on the reading of individual students. The oral reading miscues made by 27 fifth graders prior to and immediately following their exposure to a Ludington Reading Room which housed over 3,000 paperback books were analyzed, using the Reading Miscue Inventory. The miscues made prior to the paperback book experience were compared with those made after the four-month exposure. The results indicated that as a total group, there were statistically significant gains in the readers' abilities to use syntactic and semantic information and in their comprehension of the characters and content of the story; there was a tendency for all subgroups to increase their reading proficiency, with the low readers making the most significant gains; and all of the subjects, for the most part, became more proficient and mature readers. (Author/WR)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 73-31,791, MF $4.00, Xerography $10.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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