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ERIC Number: ED259324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 13
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Retrospective Miscue Analysis as a Tool in Teacher Preparation in Reading.
Woodley, John W.
Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) is a curriculum tool for use in the preservice preparation of reading teachers. The questioning procedure in RMA is designed to encourage consideration of reading as a meaning-getting process rather than as a process of seeking accuracy or perfection. The technique, which involves the teachers in analyzing a reader's miscues (differences between what is in the text and what is actually read), is based on three underlying assumptions: (1) miscues are a natural part of reading, (2) all readers make miscues, and (3) reading is a single process, whether it is done orally or silently. The RMA procedure involves taperecording a passage to be read aloud by a child, which is then analyzed. Working in small groups during analysis, preservice teachers stop the tape whenever any one of them identifies a miscue. The group attempts to answer a series of questions regarding each miscue. These questions encourage the preservice teachers to focus on the reader's attempts to arrive at meaning and on the reader's sense of language while reading. (Information on obtaining a diskette with an Apple computer adaptation of this technique is included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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