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Miscue Analysis Revisited Ann Kelly Deb Symes. Session activities 1.Discuss an example 2.Consider the rationale for the use of MA 3.Trial the process.

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1 Miscue Analysis Revisited Ann Kelly Deb Symes

2 Session activities 1.Discuss an example 2.Consider the rationale for the use of MA 3.Trial the process 4.Review the results 5.Consider other applications 6.Discuss strengths and limitations of the strategy

3 Actual vs. read text Now John Cameron lived alone ― apart from his household robot. And his life certainly did run smoothly. Some people changed their robot’s programme every day and left it in the “Transit’ position, that is, ready to receive orders. But not John. He was a rigid man who hated change. He wanted every day to be the same as the one before. So HIS robot was programmed once and for all. Now John Cameron lived alone ― apart from his household robot. And his life certainly did run smoothly. Some people changed their robot’s performance every day and left it in the “Transit’ position, that is, reading to receive orders. But not John. He was a rigid man who hadn’t changed. He wanted every day to be the same as the one before. So HIS robot was programmed once and for all. J. Carew (2002). Knockouts

4 Rationale for miscue analysis Miscue analysis is a tool for looking closely at the types of reading strategies a reader uses. The kinds of miscues (incorrect guesses) a reader makes when reading from a text will give the listener clues about how familiar or unfamiliar the reader finds the content matter, and how easy or difficult they find the text to read. (Miscue analysis retrieved 8 August 2009 from http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/bank/Miscue%20Analysis.pd f)

5 Goodman’s (1969) principles underpinning miscue analysis Reading is based on 3 ‘cueing’ systems: grapho/phonic – system of letter-sound relationships syntactic – syntax (grammar) system semantic – meaning system

6 Practice text: The Yellow Wallpaper There is a lovely garden! I never saw such a garden! It is large and shady with paths and seats. There were greenhouses, but they are all broken now. The place has been empty for years. There is something strange about it – I can feel it. I even said so to John one moonlit evening, but he said what I felt was draught, and shut the window.

7 Applications of miscue analysis Retrospective miscue analysis with proficient adult ESL readers We found RMA discussions changed all of the readers’ perceptions of themselves; they benefitted from a more informed view of the reading process. In the process of discovering what real reading was, they discovered themselves as readers. (Wurr, Theurer & Kim, 2009).

8 Applications of miscue analysis Orally reading written texts for the purpose of checking for: meaning incorrect spelling odd sentence structure incorrect or no punctuation


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