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ERIC Number: ED557788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-20
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
The Effect of Readers' Theatre on the Reading Ability of Elementary Special Education Students
Lewis, Marie; Feng, Jay
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the use of Readers' Theatre to improve the reading ability of elementary students receiving special education services. In this study, two groups of students were chosen to participate based on their academic Reading levels and their placement in the Special Education program. The students' exceptionalities included Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Other Heath Impairment (OHI), and Autism (AUT). All of the students who participated were fifth graders and attended the same school. Through the use of pre and post oral fluency tests, results indicated that after six weeks of intervention, Readers' Theatre positively impacted students' reading fluency rate. Thus, confirming the effectiveness of the use of Reader's Theatre in the classroom. If students are to improve academically in reading, educators need to seek strategies that have been proven to be successful for all students, including those with special needs.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia