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Miscue Analysis Made Easy : Building on Student Strengths

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9780325002392

ISBN10:
0325002398
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Pub. Date:
3/9/2000
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HEINEMAN
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Summary

Beginning with a series of lively, interactive exercises Miscue Analysis Made Easy leads us through the thinking processes and linguistic systems that readers use to build their understanding of text.

Author Biography

SANDRA WILDE, Ph.D., is widely recognized for her expertise in developmental spelling and her advocacy of holistic approaches to spelling and phonics. She is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University in Oregon. She is best known for her work in invented spelling, phonics and miscue analysis. She specializes in showing teachers how kids' invented spellings and miscues can help us work with them in more sophisticated and learner-centered ways. Looking at what kids do as they read and write is at the heart of Sandra's presentations and workshops. She can do lively keynote presentations that highlight the interesting things that we can learn by paying close attention to students' invented spellings and miscues, as well as workshops of varying lengths that focus on student-centered teaching of spelling and phonics. She has recently begun offering workshops that focus on understanding students' miscues as a guide to appropriate instruction, p

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Honoring What Readers Do
1(5)
Why should I learn miscue analysis?
4(2)
How Readers Use Language
6(8)
Reading words without vowels
6(2)
Reading words without any letters
8(2)
``Decoding'' and comprehending
10(2)
Exercise answers
12(2)
Three Cueing Systems
14(10)
Sounds and letters: The graphophonic system
14(2)
Sentence structure: The syntactic system
16(1)
Meaning: The semantic system
17(2)
The three cueing systems in relation to each other
19(1)
The environment of reading: Personal and social context
20(4)
Aren't Errors Bad? Some Underlying Principles of Miscue Analysis
24(6)
Reading in real time
24(2)
Why errors aren't bad
26(1)
How much do we look at when we read?
27(1)
Miscues as a window on the reading process
28(2)
Choosing Reading Material And Getting Started
30(7)
Choosing a reader
30(1)
Choosing texts for miscue analysis
31(2)
Before the miscue analysis: Taking to the reader
33(4)
Recording What Readers Do
37(10)
How to record miscues: The basics
37(4)
Let's practice
41(1)
Recording miscues: Some additional symbols and conventions
42(3)
How important is this marking system?
45(1)
Answers to marking practice
46(1)
Conducting Good Retellings
47(15)
Unaided retelling
48(1)
Aided retelling
49(1)
Probing of miscues and misunderstandings
50(5)
Retelling as teaching and learning
55(5)
Retrospective miscue analysis
60(2)
Coding Miscues: Procedures for Classroom Use
62(18)
Syntax, semantics, and meaning change
62(12)
Graphic similarity
74(6)
A Portrait of the Reader
80(8)
The reader's construction of syntax and meaning (sentence level)
80(1)
Summarizing the reader's use of syntax and meaning
81(1)
Summarizing the reader's use of visual cues
82(1)
Holistic, anecdotal descriptions of the reading and retelling
83(1)
Comparing readers
84(4)
What's Next for This Reader? From Miscue Analysis to Instruction
88(13)
What's next for Darcy?
88(1)
What's next for Sarah?
89(2)
What's next for Miranda?
91(1)
The power of common sense: Readers show us what they need from us
92(1)
What to look for
93(5)
What about the kids with major problems?
98(3)
Miscue Analysis in the Life of the Classroom
101(5)
Developing a miscue ear
101(1)
Conducting miscue analysis: Who and when?
102(1)
Miscue analysis and a reader's workshop classroom
102(1)
Miscues and mini-lessons
102(2)
Reading Detective Club
104(1)
A potpourri of others ideas
104(1)
A final note
105(1)
Appendix A: Burke Reading Interview 106(2)
Appendix B: A Sweet Trip on the Merritt 108(3)
Appendix C: Darcy's Retelling 111(4)
Appendix D: Sample Retelling Form 115(1)
Appendix E: Darcy's Miscues 116(5)
Appendix F: Darcy's Coded Story 121(6)
Appendix G: Coding Sheet 127(1)
Appendix H: Procedure IV 128(1)
Appendix I: Checklist 129(2)
References 131


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