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ERIC Number: ED546958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 183
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-1519-3
The Effect of Repeated Reading on the Fluency and Comprehension of Sixth-Grade Students
Bass, Brian D.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene University
This study examined the impact of two variations of repeated reading on the fluency and comprehension of 173 sixth-grade students at a rural middle school. Students were randomly assigned to one of two repeated reading groups that focused on either improved reading rate or prosody and a comparison group that engaged in an equivalent amount of wide reading. Pre-and posttests measured students' reading rates, prosody, comprehension. Results suggested repeated reading was effective in improving reading rate and prosody in middle school students regardless of their initial reading rates, and that an explicit focus on either reading rate or prosody influenced which component of fluency was impacted. Repeated reading, however, was not found to improve comprehension. [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: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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