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ERIC Number: EJ886411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Teachers' Perceptions of Word Callers and Related Literacy Concepts
Meisinger, Elizabeth B.; Bradley, Barbara A.; Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Kuhn, Melanie R.
School Psychology Review, v39 n1 p54-68 2010
The purpose of the study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of word callers related to the concepts of reading fluency and reading comprehension. To this end, second-grade students (N = 408) completed a series of reading fluency and reading comprehension assessments, and their teachers (N = 31) completed word caller nominations and a questionnaire regarding their concepts related to these issues. Our findings suggested that teachers often overnominated children as word callers. Further, questionnaire data indicated a great deal of ambiguity and inconsistency exists regarding teachers' understanding and use of the term "word caller". By contrast, teachers seemed to possess a veridical understanding of the related terms "reading fluency" and "reading comprehension". (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A