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ERIC Number: EJ1077897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
Reader's Theater: An Alternative Tool to Develop Reading Fluency among Thai EFL Learners
Lekwilai, Panya
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v48 p89-111 Jul-Dec 2014
Fluency in reading is critical for becoming a successful reader and strongly correlates with reading comprehension. Fluency in reading refers to appropriate reading speed, accurate word recognition, appropriate phrasing, and appropriate expression when reading orally. Reader's Theater (RT) is a reading instructional method that requires readers to read aloud from scripts. It is recognized as a method that helps develop reading fluency of L1 and ESL/EFL learners of different levels of proficiency. RT also incentivizes and persuades learners to re-read the same text several times. This paper will explore the benefits of RT as well as suggestions about how it could be applied as an alternative tool for fluency instructions in the Thai EFL context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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