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ERIC Number: ED108178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 31
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Types of Word Recognition Errors Made by Second and Fifth Grade Students.
Hays, Warren S.
The purpose of this study was to determine if differences existed between second- and fifth-grade students' word recognition errors, and if differences existed between the word attack strategies utilized by them. Using the Informal Reading Inventory, a random sample of twenty-five second graders and twenty-five fifth graders was taken from three middle-class metropolitan schools. The types of word recognition errors were classified according to criteria the researcher had established and then converted into proportions. Differences between the second- and fifth-grade subjects' errors were tested at the .01 level using the z test. The results indicated that second and fifth graders made similar types of word recognition errors during oral reading, with the following exceptions: (1) second graders had more words given by the examiner, (2) fifth graders confused the initial consonant more frequently, and (3) fifth graders made more meaningless guesses. Both groups tended to use initial clues combined with syntax and semantics as a primary aid to word recognition. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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