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ERIC Number: ED114813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 276
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A Measure of the Effectiveness of Instructional Strategies Based on Psycholinguistic Principles of Teaching Reading When Applied to a Program to Aid Seventh and Eighth Grade Underachievers.
Piper, Carol Jean
The purpose of this study was fourfold: (1) to conduct a qualitative diagnosis of the oral reading of selected middle school underachievers utilizing miscue analysis; (2) to select, design, and implement reading strategy lessons (RSL) based on psycholinguistic principles; (3) to determine to what extent the subjects were helped through the use of reading strategy lessons; and (4) to determine what are the important psycholinguistic theories applicable to the teaching of reading. The subjects, eleven blacks and eight whites, ranging in ages from eleven to fifteen and coming from similar socioeconomic levels in Detroit, were chosen at random from four concentrated reading classes designed to help underachievers in reading. Each subject orally read a story and was observed for miscues. The subjects were also tested for comprehension. After three months' exposure to RSL the subjects were retested. The findings suggest that RSL based on psycholinguistic principles and focused on the comprehension of meaning can only enhance the development of reading. (Author/LL)
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