ERIC Number: ED266415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Observation and Coding Manual for the Longitudinal Study of Reading Comprehension and Science Concept Acquisition (Third Edition). Technical Report No. L-1.
Meyer, Linda A.; And Others
This manual describes the model--specifically the observation procedures and coding systems--used in a longitudinal study of how children learn to comprehend what they read, with particular emphasis on science texts. Included are procedures for the following: identifying students; observing--recording observations and diagraming the room; writing transcripts--noting instructional and noninstructional utterances, and reporting other than whole-class instruction; updating, coding, and storing rosters; preparing coding sheets; and assuring reliability. Codes and categories describing the following are defined: group and individual student-teacher interactions--frequency of group meetings and combined groups; noninstructional time--teacher directed instruction, including all other subject areas, adult reading, teacher assigned centers, and testing; teacher-initiated instructional interactions (questions and statements) regarding vocabulary, sequencing, paragraph comprehension, spelling, grammar, or repetition of a word; and teacher feedback--praising, ignoring, or requiring homework. Also included are examples of transcripts, coding sheets, references, and graphic presentations of the model. (LLZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.