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ERIC Number: EJ1089169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
The Relationship between Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension in Fifth-Grade Turkish Students
Yildiz, Mustafa; Yildirim, Kasim; Ates, Seyit; Rasinski, Timothy; Fitzgerald, Shawn; Zimmerman, Belinda
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v2 n1 p35-44 2014
This research study focused on the relationships among the various components of reading fluency components (word recognition accuracy, automaticity, and prosody), as well as their relationships with reading comprehension among fifth-grade students in Turkey. A total of 119 fifth-grade elementary school students participated in the study. The findings revealed that every component of reading fluency significantly predicted reading comprehension. The strongest predictor of reading comprehension was reading prosody, according to the simple regression analysis. Additionally, hierarchical regression analysis revealed that prosody had a stronger impact on reading comprehension than automaticity and accuracy. Implications for further research and instruction in Turkish students are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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