ERIC Number: ED165095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Effect of Instruction Type on Word Prediction Behaviors of Children.
Allington, Richard L.; Chura, Susan
A study compared two groups of second grade children (one receiving code-emphasis reading instruction and the other receiving eclectic reading instruction) on their ability to generate target words deleted from sentence frames, given minimal graphemic information. Target words were either a high-frequency word or low-frequency synonym while sentence frames provided three levels of contextual information. Results suggested a small advantage for code-emphasis subjects. This was primarily noticeable in responses to low-frequency target words, particularly when contextual constraints were weak. The findings indicate that both contextual constraints and word frequency were significant factors in ease of word identification. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Albany.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978)