ERIC Number: EJ1067835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A Comparison of Reading Rates, Comprehension, and Stamina in Oral and Silent Reading of Fourth-Grade Students
Trainin, Guy; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Wilson, Kathleen M.
Reading Psychology, v36 n7 p595-626 2015
This study examined the relationships between silent and oral reading fluency and comprehension. Findings indicated that fourth grade students had consistent levels of comprehension in both reading modes. Students of all reading levels showed a similar pattern across the segments of a text set in both oral and silent reading--a gradual increase in rate from texts one through three, a drop-off on text four, and the fastest speed on text five. A portion of the sample engaged in abnormally rapid silent reading relative to their oral reading rates coupled with low comprehension. Implications for instruction are discussed.
Descriptors: Correlation, Silent Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests
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