ERIC Number: ED145399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Coding and Comprehension in Skilled Reading and Implications for Reading Instruction.
Perfetti, Charles A.; Lesgold, Alan M.
A view of skilled reading is suggested that emphasizes an intimate connection between coding and comprehension. It is suggested that skilled comprehension depends on a highly refined facility for generating and manipulating language codes, especially at the phonetic/articulatory level. The argument is developed that decoding expertise should be a basic goal in reading instruction and that reading objectives should include facility or speed of performance, as well as accuracy. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.