ERIC Number: ED158227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Adding the Reading Miscue Inventory to the Reading Case Study.
Feeley, Joan T.
The Reading Miscue Inventory (RMI) is a diagnostic instrument based on the assumption that reading is not letter or word decoding, but rather a process of predicting, selecting, and sampling of cues that are subsequently tested by syntactic and semantic information within both the reader and the text. In a case study of three remedial readers referred for tutoring to a college reading clinic, the findings of pre-session RMIs substantially altered the remedial programs the tutors had prepared to use with their subjects--two primary grade students and one seventh grader. Since the RMIs indicated that these readers were making good use of the sound-symbol cue system, the tutors decided to concentrate more on developing reading strategies based on semantic and syntactic information; they stressed comprehension through language experience stories, directed reading-thinking activities, wide reading of high-interest materials, retelling and paraphrasing, and lessons emphasizing the use of context. As a post-session measure the RMI, along with teacher-made informal reading inventories, showed growth even when, in one case, a standardized survey test revealed no gain over the year. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)