ERIC Number: ED150538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Acquisition of Reading Fluency by Skilled and Less Skilled Readers In Grades One, Two and Three.
Aulls, Mark W.
Sixty skilled and 60 less-skilled readers were tested for oral reading skills at the end of one, two, and three years of reading instruction, to study the acquisition of reading fluency. A 3 x 2 x 3 ANOVA was used to analyze the influence of years of practice and instruction, reading skill, and levels of word accuracy on oral reading fluency. Results indicated that each of the variables investigated had a significant influence on reading fluency. The relationship between comprehension and fluency scores was significant in each sample but was greatest at the end of the first and second years. Differences between skilled and less-skilled readers appeared to be best explained within an automatic information process theory of reading. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document