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ERIC Number: ED463553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Independent Reading on Oral Reading Fluency and Comprehension.
Seago-Tufaro, Cynthia
This study's purpose was to determine if the amount of time spent reading independently at home and at school correlated with oral reading fluency and comprehension. Fifteen heterogeneously grouped second graders logged the amount of minutes they read independently over a 12-week period. The students were pre- and post-tested using the Woodcock Johnson Reading Mastery Test, a word per minute count of students' independent reading levels, and an oral reading fluency rubric. A Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient revealed no significant correlations with minutes spent reading independently and test results, except a negative correlation between at home reading and words-per-minute count. Implications and discussion of findings are presented. Appendixes contain a prosodic fluency chart, a reading at school log, and a leisure reading log. (Contains 42 references and 1 table.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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