ERIC Number: EJ1106503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Accuracy, Miscues, and the Comprehension of Complex Literary and Scientific Texts
Kucer, Stephen B.
Reading Psychology, v37 n7 p1076-1095 2016
This research explores the impact of accuracy and meaning maintaining miscues on the comprehension of complex texts. The issue is explored through fourth graders' readings and retellings. Two types of reading behaviors are examined: (a) portions of text read with no miscues, and (b) portions of text read with meaning-maintaining miscues. Findings indicate that readers were significantly more likely to comprehend information that was read with meaning-maintaining miscues than when read with no miscues. Researchers and educators need to understand the deeper meanings behind certain types of miscue and their supportive role in the comprehension process.
Descriptors: Accuracy, Miscue Analysis, Scientific Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, Reading Habits, Semantics, Reading Strategies, Text Structure, Reading Achievement, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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