ERIC Number: ED192291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
FORMAS--Feedback to Oral Reading Analysis System. Training Manual. Manual No. 5085.
Hoffman, J. V.; And Others
The Feedback to Oral Reading Miscue Analysis System (FORMAS) is a low-inference coding system developed to characterize verbal interaction between teacher and students during oral reading instruction. The six lessons presented in this manual are designed to teach the use of FORMAS in approximately ten hours. Each of the lessons deals with one of the five clusters of behaviors represented in the coding system: (1) the characteristics of the miscue itself, (2) the ways in which students attempt to deal with their miscues, (3) the teachers's verbal feedback to student miscues, (4) the feedback given by other students during group oral reading instruction, and (5) the resolution of miscues. A sixth lesson presents additional information required by the coding system. Each lesson offers a narrative description of the behavior cluster with appropriate definitions and a section of practice coding exercises. The manual also contains a section of extended coding exercises and a section for use in calculating reliability. A coding sheet and a list of definitions used in the coding system are appended. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
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