ERIC Number: ED170688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Cueing Strategies and Basic Skills in Early Reading.
Beebe, Mona J.; Bulcock, Jeffrey W.
The extent to which cuing strategies and basic skills explanations of early reading constitute complementary approaches was examined in a study involving 94 fourth grade students. Basic skills--a unidimensional component based on measures of vocabulary development, language skills, and work-study skills--proved to be a powerful variable mediating the effects of two relatively orthogonal exogenous cuing strategy variables (graphophonic cues and syntactic/semantic cues) on reading comprehension and retelling outcomes of the grade four reading program. Recursive and reciprocal models of the structural equation variety were formulated in order to confirm specified relationships between system components. After coping with multicollinearity in the set of predictor vectors through application of simple ridge regression utilizing the normalization criterion, the findings were interpreted as strongly supporting the psycholinguistic "guessing game" theory of reading comprehension. (Author/DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (7th, Hamburg, West Germany, August 1-3, 1978)