Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this research was to determine if there was a correlation between oral reading rates and social conversational speaking rates. This research was conducted using a sample size of 25 students, ages 8-12, in one elementary building in Southern Iowa. Student data were collected from a previous district’s fall assessment in the area of oral reading rate. Students were given specific prompts when providing their social conversational speaking. When comparing oral reading rate with their social conversational speaking rate, it was found that there was a correlation when measured in words per minute suggesting that students’ reading rates of text correlates to their social conversational speaking rates.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Timothy Weih, Graduate Faculty Reader
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©2019 Sarah C. Mason
Mason, Sarah C., "Is there a correlation between oral reading rate and social conversational speaking rate?" (2019). Graduate Research Papers. 869.
Available for download on Saturday, November 09, 2019