ERIC Number: ED298473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-2
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The Importance of Context Clues.
Gilman, David; And Others
A study examined the degree of relationships between scores on each of three locally developed reading subskills tests and overall reading success as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Subjects, 758 students from grades 1 through 6, grade 8 and grade 10 from three different southern Indiana school districts, were given locally developed and field-tested reading subskills tests and the ITBS. The tests averaged 20 skills per grade level. Results indicated that phonics instruction in the primary grades did not correlate with reading comprehension, and that the use of context clues to determine word meaning was highly related to overall reading effectiveness. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Great Lakes Council of the International Reading Association (7th, Indianapolis, IN, October 1-3, 1987).