ERIC Number: ED378538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Practical Use for Miscue Analysis: Building Egos. AVKO "Great Idea" Reprint Series No. 631.
A student's misreading of the word "statues" as "sanctuaries" and an application of miscue analysis show how students' egos can be boosted. The student expressed surprise when informed of his misreading, wondering how he could confuse the words. The student's reading specialist explained to the student that his "computer" brain made a quick search based on a combination of word length, initial letters, ending letters, and letter combinations to come up with "sanctuaries" for "statues." Sensing the student was still not convinced, the reading specialist added "context" as a field for the student's computer brain to search. The student was told that his computer brain worked so fast that it popped out the first word that met the search criteria, even though the word was wrong. Convinced, the student never made that mistake again and made rapid gains, possibly attributable to the boost his ego received from the application of miscue analysis. (RS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Miscue Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods, Word Recognition
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($1; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.