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Miscue Analysis Made Easy, by Sandra Wilde Chapter 1—Honoring What Readers DO (pages 1-5) Miscue analysis invites teachers to honor what students do well, and understand that errors can be a sign of strength Miscues is used because it has a neutral connotation because errors are natural result of reading for meaning and efficiency Miscues analysis helps us to see how readers use the three sources of information to make meaning Chapter 2—How do Readers Use Language (pages 6-13) We use more than just the print on the page to read. Context provides meaning which is very important to successful reading If a reader can fill in 50% of the blanks on a cloze with every fifth word removed the text is passage is readable for her. Sentence structure, ideas, and difficulty of words will all effect readability. Sentence structure helps us to understand what we read and to predict the kind of work that will come next. Proficient readers use knowledge of the relationship between letters and words to read nonsense words, by they don’t read letter by letter. Chapter 3—Three Cueing Systems (pages 14-15—Sounds and Letters: The graphophonic system) When we read we use letter information generally below the level of awareness and more globally than letter by letter. We have 44 sounds and only 26 letters, so English is only partially alphabetic. Many spelling patterns use a combination of letters to make a sound. There are two major positions on how students learn to use phonics: explicit phonics and holistic. (pages 16-17—Sentence Structure: The Syntactic System) Our language has sentence structure that is predictable and governed by patterns and rules. In English word order helps us know what kind of word belongs where. 1 Bfriedenbach adapted from Miscue Analysis Made Easy: Building on Student Strengths by Sandra Wilde 9/21/08
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Grammatical suffixes give us information about words. English has function words that don’t have definitions the way other words do but tell us the relationship between words. Intonation is an indicator of sentence structure in English. (pages 17-19—Meaning: The semantic system) Words have meaning and learning vocabulary is important to reading. Words can have shades of meaning Our vocabularies vary depending upon our experience. Meaning also lies in how word relate to other words and to story structures. (pages 19-23) All three sources of information work together to help us construct meaning. Personal and social contexts play a role in how we read. Other factors influence reading performance:
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