3V1415.01 Reading Vocabulary (12/7/81)

In P202, I gave Peggy her first “reading test.” She showed clearly that she recognized -in their very specific contexts- these words(19) :
RECALL (by keying it)
RECALLING (by contrast of the display screen)
READING (on display screen, shares “ing” with recalling)
BLOCKS (on tape cassette, keying, and on prompt card)
RECALL (on spelling, prompt card)
EYE & FACE: names of two procedures she created days ago with ZOOM interface.
Up, DOWN, GREEN (didn’t parse as two different words, “paint green”), SUN PONY, CAR, GIRL, ZOOM, ZAP, HALT (two tries) RED (in paint red), BLACK (same) BOY, JET

Peggy can “read” at least 19 words — in a very specific context. Her confusions were equally revealing. Color coding “MOVE” = “UP” (both are green) and “BACKUP” = “DOWN”. “Paint White” = BLACK. (another meaning for a two word card which is not paint green — she initially guessed “red”)

When she claimed to know a word and I requested justification, she responded by saying the spelling proved what it was (even when she got the word wrong and read letters one-by-one from the card.)

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