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Title:The growth of children's sight vocabulary: A quick test with educational and theoretical implications
Author(s):Adams, Marilyn Jager; Huggins, A.W.F.
Subject(s):sight vocabulary
reading proficiency
Abstract:The sight vocabularies of above and below average readers in the second through fifth grades were assessed by having them read a frequency-graduated series of irregularly spelled words with and without context. With or without context the number of correctly read words varied directly and strongly with reading ability. However, when adjusted for the ability to recognize words in isolation, use of context did not appear to vary with overall reading proficiency. Practical applications of the tasks as well as theoretical implications of their results are discussed.
Issue Date:1985-01
Publisher:Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.
Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Series/Report:Center for the Study of Reading Technical Report ; no. 330
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1985 Board of Trustees University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-30
Identifier in Online Catalog:5305253
OCLC Identifier:18092054

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