ERIC Number: ED192289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Processing Strategies in Oral and Silent Reading by Good and Poor Readers.
Juel, Connie; Holmes, Betty
A sample of 48 second grade and fifth grade children, containing equal numbers of high and low ability readers, participated in a study that explored the degree to which oral and silent reading represented the same cognitive process for different age and ability level children. Their reading rates and comprehension scores for both oral and silent reading were compared for text that varied in terms of decodability (regularity of phonic patterns), word frequency, syllables in words, and semantic difficulty of sentences. The results suggested that oral reading and silent reading represent a similar cognitive process. However, there was evidence that readers decreased their processing time on difficult words in silent as compared to oral reading. This tendency was pronounced for poor readers. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).