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ERIC Number: EJ779093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 46
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 89
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Oral Reading Skills of Children with Oral Language (Word-Finding) Difficulties
German, Diane J.; Newman, Rochelle S.
Reading Psychology, v28 n5 p397-442 Oct 2007
We examined how children with and without oral language (word-finding) difficulties (WFD) perform on oral reading (OR) versus silent reading recognition (SRR) tasks when reading the same words and how lexical factors influenced OR accuracy, error patterns, and nature of miscues. Primary-grade students were administered an experimental reading measure. Words were controlled for lexical factors known to influence oral language, such as frequency, lexical neighborhood, familiarity, and phonotactic probability. For learners with WFD, SRR was superior to OR; lexical factors predicted OR success; WF error-patterns emerged in OR; and miscues were higher in frequency, more familiar, and from denser neighborhoods than targets. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A