ERIC Number: ED207002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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A Psycholinguistic Descriptive Analysis of Six Selected Secondary IV Students' Perceptions of the Reading and Writing Processes and Their Language Performance: Case Studies of Above Average, Average and Poor Readers.
Maguire, Mary H.
A study investigated whether there were commonalities of cue patterns in six selected tenth grade students' reading and writing that could be discovered from each student's respective language use and perception of the two distinct but interrelated processes. Specifically, the study explored how two above-average readers, two average readers, and two poor readers integrated the three cue systems--graphophonic, syntactic, and semantic--as they read and wrote. Each subject was interviewed about his or her perceptions of the reading and writing processes and then completed an oral reading and a writing task. The findings revealed that the students' conceptualizations of the two processes and their verbalized strategies of language usage in reading and writing closely approximated the observed behaviors in their reading and writing performance. In addition, the students' handling of the three cue systems in writing approximated their processing of and reliance on these cue systems in their reading. The findings also showed that the extent to which a subject could reflect on the nature of the two processes seemed to influence the quality of his or her language performance in both reading and writing. (FL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 10, Language Patterns, Language Processing, Language Usage, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Psycholinguistics, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Secondary Education, Semantics, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Student Attitudes, Syntax, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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