ERIC Number: ED161078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Miscue Analysis in Writing.
Ney, James W.; Leyba, Rachel
Strategies used in the writing process by fourth grade students were studied by eliciting miscues in sentence combining writing samples. Following the procedure used by Goodman in the elicitation of miscues in reading, students were required to perform writing exercises slightly above their expected ability. Writing samples were collected from 9 boys and 16 girls over a four-month period, involving 30 minutes of class time for three class periods per week. Some of the results indicated that, of the miscues involving omission of a phrase or of members of a particular part of speech, the omission of nouns or noun phrases is the most frequent; the next most frequent is the omission of determiners. Analysis of miscues revealed individual differences in language processing and the possibility of two or three different styles of processing written linguistic forms. Examples of miscues made by the students are included. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. Research Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.