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ERIC Number: ED136248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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Effects of Grapheme Substitutions in Connected Text Upon Reading Behaviors.
Allington, Richard L.; Strange, Michael
It has been suggested that good readers make better use of semantic/syntactic information and use relatively less graphic information than do poor readers. To test these hypotheses, minor visual alterations were inserted in words in connected text. Fifteen good and 15 poor readers at the fourth-grade level read two of the altered Passages orally. Results indicated that the good readers read at a faster rate and made fewer miscalls in overall word identification than did the poor readers. However, there were no differences in the ratio of textually acceptable miscalls, and poor readers' responses to altered words seemed less bound to graphic cues than did those of the good readers. These comparisons do not support the initial hypotheses. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)