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ERIC Number: EJ968408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
What a Teacher Hears, What a Reader Sees: Eye Movements from a Phonics-Taught Second Grader
Brown, Joel; Kim, Koomi; Ramirez, Kathleen O'Brien
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v12 n2 p202-222 Jun 2012
This article examines how a second-grader demonstrates that reading is not about decoding letters and words in linear order but is a more complex activity involving the reader's decisions with respect to several aspects of their knowledge of their language and how comprehension is key to transacting with texts. The paper observes and documents the reader's reading comprehension process using eye-movement and miscue analysis (EMMA). EMMA data illuminate this reader's strengths as a reader while also demystifying misconceptions about the reading process, thus challenging the politicized phonics-first perspective found in many English-speaking countries regarding how reading is being assessed and taught. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona