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ERIC Number: EJ184168
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Publication Date: 1977
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Letter-Sound Complexity in Learning to Identify Words
Guthrie, John T.; Seifert, Mary
Journal of Educational Psychology, 69, 6, 686-96, Dec 77
A highly reproducible scale of difficulty of word identification tasks was identified for both good and poor readers: consonant-vowel combinations and short vowel words were learned first. Long vowel words, special rule words, and nonsense words were more difficult. Reading instruction should parallel this sequence since it follows learning patterns. (CP)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test