ERIC Number: ED309621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Use of Miscue Analysis To Investigate Reading Strategies Used by Bilingual and Monolingual Students.
Coll, Julia; Osuna, Adelina
A study compared the reading strategies in Spanish of three third-graders: two monolingual Spanish-speakers and one bilingual English-Spanish speaker. The Miscue Analysis Inventory was used for data analysis. Results indicated that the three readers performed below the proficient reader level, and their miscues followed similar patterns. The main characteristic found in the bilingual student's reading strategies was that his weaknesses were at the lexical level and his strength seemed to be at the syntactic level. However, in spite of lexical weaknesses, the bilingual student was able to summarize and narrate the setting, characters, and resolution of the story in a more cohesive manner than the monolingual students, confirming that his meaning construction strategies are more developed than those of the monolingual students. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (18th, Miami, FL, May 9-13, 1989).