ERIC Number: ED184103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
QASOR: A Framework for Qualitatively Analyzing Silent and Oral Reading.
Based on similar psycholinguistic principles to those on which Reading Miscue Analysis is based, the Qualitative Analysis of Silent and Oral Reading (QASOR) is a proposed framework for the investigation of individual variations in oral and silent reading behaviors. QASOR provides a framework for examining how well readers construct and reconstruct meaning as they read through a text by including measures of oral and silent reading (using miscue analysis and cloze procedures on both narrative and expository passages); by assessing prior knowledge; by examining the semantic acceptability of miscues, clozures, and self-corrections; by integrating syntactic, semantic, and graphophonic information; and by sampling oral and silent reading from the beginning and final portions of a text to determine if the reader is benefiting from cumulative textual information. The QASOR framework appears to offer diagnostic insights relevant to the classroom teacher with regard to the extent to which the reader demonstrates similar strategies in oral and silent reading and on narrative and expository text; uses prior knowledge to facilitate text comprehension; attends to semantic information in the text; integrates syntactic, semantic, and graphophonic information; and uses text redundancy. (GT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979).