Miscue Analysis Made Easy Building on Student Strengths

ISBN-10: 0325002398

ISBN-13: 9780325002392

Edition: 2000

Authors: Sandra Wilde

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Understanding what students do when they read, and then helping them take the next step, can be easy for an informed teacher. For Sandra Wilde, the key is to focus on the strengths students bring to the process and build from there. With Miscue Analysis Made Easy, Wilde leads the way, offering a lucid, commonsense explanation of what exactly reading is and how it works. 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. Through a careful review of these systems, we then learn to assess what readers can do. An easy-to-use, step-by-step diagnostic procedure, including a thoughtful retelling guide, helps us to identify and then maximize the student's specific strengths. Wilde also offers ideas on how to help students develop the self-monitoring strategies they need to keep track of their own meaning-making process as they read.
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List price: $25.63
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Sandra Wilde, Ph.D., is the author of numerous Heinemann professional books including Quantity & Quality and Funner Grammar as well as the firsthand classroom resource Strategic Spelling. She 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 Teaching at Hunter College, City University of New York. 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, particularly for struggling readers. She lives in New York City. Sandra is quoted in this Huffington Post article about trends in grammar instruction in the Common Core era.

Honoring What Readers Do
Why should I learn miscue analysis?
How Readers Use Language
Reading words without vowels
Reading words without any letters
"Decoding" and comprehending
Exercise answers
Three Cueing Systems
Sounds and letters: The graphophonic system
Sentence structure: The syntactic system
Meaning: The semantic system
The three cueing systems in relation to each other
The environment of reading: Personal and social context
Aren't Errors Bad? Some Underlying Principles of Miscue Analysis
Reading in real time
Why errors aren't bad
How much do we look at when we read?
Miscues as a window on the reading process
Choosing Reading Material And Getting Started
Choosing a reader
Choosing texts for miscue analysis
Before the miscue analysis: Talking to the reader
Recording What Readers Do
How to record miscues: The basics
Let's practice
Recording miscues: Some additional symbols and conventions
How important is this marking system?
Answers to marking practice
Conducting Good Retellings
Unaided retelling
Aided retelling
Probing of miscues and misunderstandings
Retelling as teaching and learning
Retrospective miscue analysis
Coding Miscues: Procedures for Classroom Use
Syntax, semantics, and meaning change
Graphic similarity
A Portrait of the Reader
The reader's construction of syntax and meaning (sentence level)
Summarizing the reader's use of syntax and meaning
Summarizing the reader's use of visual cues
Holistic, anecdotal descriptions of the reading and retelling
Comparing readers
What's Next for This Reader? From Miscue Analysis to Instruction
What's next for Darcy?
What's next for Sarah?
What's next for Miranda?
The power of common sense: Readers show us what they need from us
What to look for
What about the kids with major problems?
Miscue Analysis in the Life of the Classroom
Developing a miscue ear
Conducting miscue analysis: Who and when?
Miscue analysis and a readers' workshop classroom
Miscues and mini-lessons
Reading Detective Club
A potpourri of other ideas
A final note
Burke Reading Interview
A Sweet Trip on the Merritt
Darcy's Retelling
Sample Retelling Form
Darcy's Miscues
Darcy's Coded Story
Coding Sheet
Procedure IV
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