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Elementary Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

1985

Word attack

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An Investigation Into The Practical Applications Of Psycholinguistic Theory, Michael Pugliese Aug 1985

An Investigation Into The Practical Applications Of Psycholinguistic Theory, Michael Pugliese

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore the practical applications of psycholinguistic theory. Meaning-emphasis programs are not widely used in schools and are difficult to quantify. A case study format was designed to examine the effectiveness of this approach through in-depth observation. Data was compiled in the form of anecdotal records and student notebooks. Diagnostic tests developed by Clay (1979b ) were also used as measures of growth. Materials and procedures were described in terms of their psycholinguistic focus. The student was successful in the program and used meaning as the preferred strategy for word attack. Writing and oral expressive ...