ERIC Number: ED177473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
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Early Decoding and Encoding Strategies.
Goldwater-Rozensher, Susan; Hebard, Amy J.
A combination of case study observation and mini-experimentation techniques were used to examine a number of issues of relevance in the study of the acquisition of beginning reading skills. Six children were divided equally among three instructional modes: phonics, whole word, and mixed. They were asked to decode and encode words, and their abilities to assimilate content, process information, and transfer their knowledge to new situations was tested. Each child showed considerable improvement in both decoding and encoding over the six-month period of the study although the rate of improvement varied as did the relative accuracy on the two tasks. The children were consistently more accurate with consonants than they were with vowels, context did not enhance reading for all the children, and individual differences in strategy occurred even between children in the same instructional mode. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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