ERIC Number: ED189565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
On the Acquisition of Reading Fluency.
Schreiber, Peter A.
The acquisition of reading fluency crucially involves the beginning reader's tacit recognition that he or she must learn to compensate for the absence of graphic signals corresponding to certain prosodic cues by making better use of the morphological and syntactic cues that are preserved. The success of the method of repeated readings and similar reading instruction techniques results from the fact that these methods facilitate discovery of the appropriate syntactic phrasing in the written signal. The crucial step comes with the beginning reader's recognition that parsing strategies other than those that rely on prosody or its somewhat haphazard graphic analogues are required in order to read with sense. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.