ERIC Number: ED136198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Nature of Regressions in Oral Reading and Their Relationship to Three Measures of Comprehension.
Lipset, Corine B.
Thirty fifth-grade children participated in a study of regressions in oral reading of narrative and expository material. A cloze test, a retelling task, and a comprehending task were administered to each student. Analysis of regressions in reading indicated nine categories of cause of regression: correction, anticipatory problems, intonation change, articulation difficulties, return sweep problems, word analysis, regression preceded by a miscue, loss of place, and undetermined causes. There were no significant relationships between the number of regressions and any of the measures of comprehension. Regression frequencies for narrative and expository materials were highly correlated, though narrative material appeared to elicit more regressions containing omissions and insertions than did expository material. Results were interpreted as indicating that regressions in oral reading are not in themselves indicative of readers' inability to comprehend the passages, and they may be beneficial to readers as they seek meaning from the printed page. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Expository Writing, Grade 5, Miscue Analysis, Narration, Oral Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Hofstra University