ERIC Number: ED173754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Reading of American Children Whose Language is a Stable Rural Dialect of English or a Language Other Than English. Final Report.
Goodman, Kenneth S.; Goodman, Yetta M.
Research conducted to refine and perfect a theory and model of the reading process is presented in this report. Specifically, studies of the reading miscues of 96 students who were either speakers of English as a second language or of stable, rural dialects are detailed. Chapters deal with the following topics: methodology, the reading process, language difference and the reading process, general insights into aspects of reading, examination of four dialect-speaking groups and of four groups speaking English as a second language, process and findings of retelling, and implications of the research for reading curriculum and for instruction of children with diverse language backgrounds. Tabular and graphic presentations of research data are included, along with general criteria for selection of reading material, guide questions to aid story retelling, materials for preparing and evaluating retelling, the retelling score sheet, the short form coding sheet for miscue research, markings for miscue analysis, and a sample worksheet. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
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