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Date: Jun 28, 2011
SOEHHS Presents Reading Miscue Analysis Conference, Celebrating Yetta Goodman
Renowned Reading Studies Scholars Yetta and Ken Goodman to Participate
June 29-July 2, 2011
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY ... The work of internationally renowned literacy researcher, scholar and teacher Dr. Yetta Goodman will be celebrated at the eighth Hofstra Reading Miscue Analysis Conference, June 29-July 2, 2011, at Hagedorn Hall, South Campus. Both Yetta Goodman and her husband, Dr. Ken Goodman, one of the most important scholars in the field of reading research, will be participating in this event.
The conference will feature approximately 30 presenters from around the United States. Participants from Taiwan, Kazakhstan, and Egypt will also be in attendance.
Dr. Yetta Goodman coined the term “kidwatching” to describe the close observation of children in homes, schools, and communities that informs evaluation and teaching. Dr. Goodman pioneered research in such diverse areas as early literacy development, miscue analysis, Whole Language curriculum, writing process and teaching at all levels. With Dorothy Watson and Carolyn Burke, Yetta developed the Reading Miscue Inventory, bringing miscue analysis to the classroom. Her groundbreaking work in Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) engages learners in meaningful conversations about reading. At this conference participants will be invited to join in retrospective conversations on kids and other readers, reading, literature and learning.
Dr. Ken Goodman is considered one of the most important scholars in reading research. His theoretical model that reading involves constructing meaning across a text has been widely accepted, and has been used by teachers and literacy scholars to understand the reading process and students’ reading comprehension. Goodman coined the term “miscue” to describe readers’ “errors” or unexpected responses. He found that miscues are “windows into the reading process” that provide insights into readers’ thinking and meaning making processes.
In connection with this conference, Hofstra is hosting the 4th Eye Movement Miscue Analysis (EMMA) Researchers Meeting. This new field combines reading miscue analysis with eye tracking technology. Hofstra has one of the few EMMA research labs, housed in the Saltzman Community Services Center. Researchers from several labs across the country will be in attendance.
Yetta & Ken Goodman, Bess Altwerger, Carolyn Burke, Ruth Davenport, Peter Duckett, Peter Fries, Carol Gilles, Yueh-nu Hung, Prisca Martens, Eric Paulson, Steve Strauss, Dorothy Watson, Constance Weaver, and more.
• Participate in informal discussions with renowned reading researchers.
• Discuss miscue analysis for teaching and evaluation.
• Research workshops on RMA, EMMA (Eye Movement Miscue Analysis), etc.
• Work with Hofstra’s experienced faculty and see Hofstra’s Miscue EMMA Research Center.
• Varied sessions and mini-courses from novice to experienced.
For registration fees and more information visit www.hofstra.edu/soehhs and click on “Centers, Institutes and Conferences” on the left side of the screen or call (516) 463-5750. There will also be a separately priced Friday night banquet in honor of Dr. Yetta Goodman.
Related Link: Conference Brochure