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The main purpose of this research paper is to explore the nature of the oral reading process and its role in developing children who can read with fluency and understanding. Specifically, the questions that will be dealt with in the first section include: What is involved in the process of oral reading? What relationship exists between oral and silent reading? What is the relationship between oral reading and comprehension? The next section is mainly concerned with the basic considerations that teachers should have in mind regarding the proper uses, as well as misuses of oral reading activities. It will focus on a review of literature to answer these questions: For what different purposes should oral reading be carried out? What values exist in using oral reading? What are some guidelines regarding the use of oral reading in a group situation? Does type of instruction and response to pupil errors affect oral reading strategies? The third section is generally concerned with some specific techniques that may be used by teachers to meet individual needs , through oral reading. It is mainly concerned with answering questions such as these: How can oral reading behaviors be analyzed? How can teachers improve oral reading abilities in students? What are some effective oral interpretation situations?

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Catherine W. Hatcher


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