ERIC Number: EJ1149559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reading in English and in Chinese: Case Study of Retrospective Miscue Analysis with Two Adult ELLS
Wang, Yang; Gilles, Carol J.
Reading Horizons, v56 n2 Article 5 p64-92 2017
Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) has proved to be a useful instructional tool in language arts classrooms and for English learners from various cultures. However, it has not been used with native Mandarin-speaking English learners. This qualitative case study explored the reading process of two adult Mandarin-speaking ELs through RMA. They read two pieces in simplified Chinese and two in English respectively. This study demonstrates that RMA supports adult ELs to become more metacognitive about their reading process, uncover reading strategies they use, build their confidence to read, acquire more agency, and learn more about the English language. RMA is a powerful instructional strategy for adult ELs. This qualitative case study explored the reading process of two adult Mandarin-speaking ELs through Retrospective Miscue Analysis. It demonstrates that RMA supports adult ELs to become more metacognitive about their reading process, uncover reading strategies they use, build their confidence to read, acquire more agency, and learn more about the English language.
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Reading Processes, Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Adult Learning, Undergraduate Study, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation
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