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ERIC Number: ED546307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 108
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2676-2404-8
Teaching Children to Fluently Decode Nonsense Words in Lists: Generalized Effects to Oral Reading Fluency of Connected Text
Werder, Candace Susan
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Syracuse University
The present study examined the generalized effects of training children to fluently blend nonsense words containing target vowel teams on their reading of untrained real words in lists and passages. Eight second-grade students participated. Nonsense words containing each of 3 target vowel teams ("aw," "oi," and "au") were trained in lists, and generalization was assessed to untrained real words in lists, untrained real words in target passages, and novel real words in generalization passages. A multiple probe design across vowel teams revealed (a) generalized increases in accuracy and fluency on all trained word list for all eight students and these were maintained on subsequent word list probes, (b) generalized increases in accuracy and fluency on "aw" words for all students on either target or generalization passages, but for half or less of the students on "oi" words. Increases were seen prior to training on both "oi" and "au" vowel teams, which weakened the demonstration of experimental control. Implications of these results for fluency training in phonics as an alternative strategy for promoting generalized oral reading fluency are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Primary Education
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Language: English
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