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ERIC Number: EJ1119775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-3369
Miscue Analysis: A Transformative Tool for Researchers, Teachers, and Readers
Goodman, Yetta M.
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, v64 n1 p92-111 Nov 2015
When a reader produces a response to a written text (the observed response) that is not expected by the listener, the result is called a miscue. Using psychosociolingustic analyses of miscues in the context of an authentic text, miscue analysis provides evidence to discover how readers read. I present miscue analysis history and development and the foundational principles that led to understanding the reading process. The miscue analysis data used represents actual readers with a range of backgrounds, languages, ages and proficiencies. Teachers involved in miscue research develop their own knowledge about reading in order to develop curriculum and instruction to support readers' meaning making. When teachers engage readers in conversations about reading (retrospective miscue analysis), readers examine their own miscues and build concepts that allow them to discover their own reading strengths which leads them to revalue their abilities to make sense of print.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit); United States
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