ERIC Number: ED098544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Children's Use of Color Cues in Words.
Knafle, June D.
The results of two matching-to-sample experiments using color cues in Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) stimulus words with kindergarten through third grade subjects are included in this document. Color cues influenced subjects to match according to first letters. When the first letter of each stimulus word was underlined in red, kindergarten and first grade subjects' tendency to match according to first letters was increased, while second and third grade subjects' tendency to match according to rhyme was decreased. In the second experiment, when red letters were varied according to letter position, color cues appearing in the first letter position were utilized most frequently by all grades. Control subjects in all grades matched according to the first letter more frequently than according to the second or third letters, which did not differ. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (18th, Bethesda, Maryland, October 1974)