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ERIC Number: ED131408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 177
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A Qualitative and Quantitative Description of Eighth Grade Students' Oral Reading in Both Narrative and Expository Materials.
Brazee, Phyllis Ellen
Quantitative and qualitative aspects of the reading of narrative and expository materials were studied in a sample of 47 eighth-grade students. Informal Reading Inventories were developed from narrative and expository materials in use in the students' school, as were longer narrative and expository passages for miscue analysis. Passages were checked for readability using the Fry and Dale-Chall formulas. Analysis of results led to four general conclusions: (l) functional reading levels estimated with expository and narrative reading passages are not necessarily the same; (2) types of oral reading errors differ quantitatively in expository and narrative materials; (3) although miscues per hundred words were similar in number, the patterns of miscues were different in narrative and expository materials; (4) readers had better comprehension and used more effective reading strategies in narrative than in expository materials. (Author/AA)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado