Miscue Analysis.

Write an introduction briefly explains what miscue analysis is and summarizing the purpose of the miscue analysis (5 citations from readings APA style expected).
2-Description of reader:
Write a description of the reader, selection procedures and reading/ESL informal assessment is included:
The reader is 18 years old learning English as second language, she is staying in US with her mother temporary until her mother finish and come back home.
She loves to read a lot of stuff like fashion, women rights but her most favorite topic is self-improvement. She said that she is a perfect reader in her native language but she might be struggling
with English because of the pronunciation or lack of some vocabulary which might affect her understanding to the text.
Based on the interview I did it with her, I decided to choose a text from self-improvement area form it as a story to fit her level in English. I brought 3 different texts to her and ask her to try
the hardest one but she was struggling when she start reading , I changed it to the second one which is consider average for her level and she love it and start reading it. So, we decided to read
the second one.
This is the link of the text, talk about it (write where is it from and why I choose it) here is the link of it: https://leadingpersonality.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/to-be-or-not-to-be-in-your-
comfort-zone/ .
3-Reading Interview:
I share with you the Interview I did it with the reader, please edit any mistakes in the interview, sentences structures or anything need to fix, then write a written explanation and comments about
the interview.
1-when you are reading and come to something you don’t know what do you do?
Usually I do not look at the word, I don’t search for the meaning unless if it appeared many times, this time I look to the difention of the word.
2- Do you ever do anything else?
I try to understand the whole text, the content of the text without search for the difintion.
3-Who is a good reader you know? What makes him a good reader?
My friend, because she knows how and when she raises up her tone while she read to make the story more interesting.
4-Do you think your friend comes to something she doesn’t know? What do you think she can does?
Yes, because she love to learn, I think she looks for the difention of any word she did not the meaning. Also, she read more about any topic she’s interested in.
5-If you know someone who was having trouble reading. How would you help?
My advise to him will be to listen more first, starting with children’s story. Also it will be good to listen to the news to acquire more formal and new vocabulary can help them when they start
6-What would your teacher do to help that person?
Depends on my personal experience in ESL school now, the teacher let the students listen to the story then write it on their on words, after that they start reading this loudly.
7-How did you learn to read?
In the school.
8- What would you like to do better as a reader?
I would like to meet with some native speaker of English once every week and read infront of him, So he can listen and correct my mistakes.
9-Do you think you are a good reader? Why?
In my native language yes, but in English no because I’m still struggling with understanding some vocabulary.
4- Summary of Findings
Here is the coding sheet: “It’s her findings after she read the story”
-Syntax = 100% acceptable.
-Semantics= 87% acceptable and 13% not acceptable.
-Meaning change= 87% No meaning changes, 13% major meaning change.
-Graphic (Visual similarity) = 82% High and 18% some.
Based on this coding sheet, please includes a summary of the reader’s strength and weaknesses and evaluates what miscues were important or significant in their evaluation.
I provide you with the main ideas of her strength and weaknesses also some example from her reading process. Expand them and Write in more coherent way please.
The reader’s strength was in the phonics awareness, she was able to read some words like ( adventure – Usual – night)
( Phonics is the understanding that there is a predictable relationship between phonemes (the sounds of spoken language) and graphemes (the letters and spellings that represent those sounds in
written language). Readers use these relationships to recognize familiar words and to decode unfamiliar ones.) paraphrase this pargraph and use it in the strength points.
Here is her weaknesses, We need to work more on Vocabulary development. Because I noticed that she had difficulties pronounce some words such as (accustomed- neighboring- meadow- malodor). Also we
will work more in the fluency because her ability to read fast and rightly is low because as fast and accuracy she read she will have a better skills in reading and understand the text more
carefuly. And here I do not talk about the accent because she has a clear accent but that will not affect her ability to be a fluent reader.
What miscues were important in the evaluation:
The most important miscues she had were the drop of some words such as (a in ‘a Japanese village’ and the letter (s) in some other words like (villages- explains- and change the verb like (
‘understood’ she read it “understand”- “noticed” she read it “notice”. She changed some word to other word similar such as (Sources to resources- wives to waves- fall to fell- smell to smile)
5- Conclusion:
Depends on the summery of the findings and after analyze the reading process Draws conclusions from findings, forms an action plan (i.e. indicates the main ideas of the proceeding 7 lessons).