ERIC Number: ED251796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Oral Reading in the Classroom.
Person, Mary E.; Burke, Donald M.
A study examined growth in oral reading fluency in second, third, and fourth grade students after a treatment of intensive instruction. The 53 subjects were assigned to either an experimental or a control group, and all were administered form A of the Diagnostic Screening Test: Reading, to determine their independent reading level, instructional level, frustration level, and comprehension score. Students in the experimental group were tutored in silent reading, oral reading, and oral reading with expression for two weeks, while the control group received no special instruction. It was hypothesized that the experimental treatment would significantly change subjects' pretest and posttest scores on all levels of the screening test, and that significant changes in attitude toward oral reading and reading in general would occur. On the whole, the results did not support the hypotheses. Significant differences in reading growth were not found for the experimental group, except in the area of comprehension. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984).