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ERIC Number: EJ1048924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Reading Fluency Skill and the Prosodic Marking of Linguistic Focus
Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Westmoreland, Matthew R.; Benjamin, Rebekah George
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v28 n1 p9-30 Jan 2015
The purposes of the study were to determine whether third grade children mark linguistic focus features in their reading prosody and whether strong marking of these linguistic focus features might comprise an aspect of expressive reading typical of skilled, fluent reading. Children read a passage targeting information focusing aspects of prosody (direct quote, contrastive words, and exclamations). They also read a grade-level passage from the Qualitative Reading Inventory (Leslie & Caldwell, 2011) and completed the sight word subtest of Test of Word Reading Efficiency-2 (Torgesen, Wagner, & Rashotte, 2012). Children marked direct quote, contrastive words, and exclamations with a higher pitch than when in an unmarked context. They marked contrastive words and exclamations with greater intensity compared to an unmarked context. Further, reading fluency skill as determined by quick and accurate reading was connected to oral reading prosody that was generally more expressive for both sentence and linguistic focus prosodic features.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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