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ERIC Number: ED326844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Repeated Readings on Elementary Students' Attitude Toward Reading.
Bell, Diane M.; And Others
A study investigated the effect of repeated readings of the same connected text on students' attitude toward reading and their reading fluency, determined by accuracy and speed. Forty-two subjects (25 second-grade and 17 third-grade students) from 2 self-contained classrooms in rural Ohio participated in the study. The pretest-posttest control group experimental design was utilized. The "Attitude toward Reading Scale" was group administered to all subjects as a pretest and posttest. Three graded reading passages from the "Basic Reading Inventory" were orally read three times each by students in two treatment groups (visual feedback, no visual feedback) in both classrooms. The control group in each classroom performed independent reading activities. Results indicated no evidence of a difference in mean attitude toward reading among the three treatment groups. Results also indicated that while speed increased with each repeated reading of a passage for all three passages, accuracy increased with each repeated reading of a passage for only one of the three passages. (Three tables of data are included.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attitudes Toward Reading Scale; Ohio; Repeated Readings