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Keywords

Reading--Remedial teaching; Students--Self-rating of;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a fluency intervention on students' reading fluency and comprehension. The students in the study were six third graders that were reading below grade level expectations. During the intervention, the students received instruction in reading rate and prosody. The intervention consisted of mini-lessons and opportunities for students to practice through the use of wide reading.

The students created a self-assessment rubric that they used during the practice sessions. According to pre- and post-intervention reading inventories, all students increased in oral reading fluency. A correlation to increased reading comprehension was also found. Student motivation and self-confidence were also measured, and increases were noted by the students and classroom teachers. The results indicate that an intervention focused on fluency through wide reading and self-assessments may increase students' reading fluency and also influence reading comprehension.

Year of Submission

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Penny L. Beed

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Date Original

2007

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1 PDF file (iii, 46 pages)

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