ERIC Number: EJ1097949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
16 Minutes of "Eyes-on-Text" Can Make a Difference: Whole-Class Choral Reading as an Adolescent Fluency Strategy
Paige, David D.
Reading Horizons, v51 n1 Article 3 p1-20 Apr-May 2011
Research continues to suggest that adolescents struggle with reading, indicating that much work remains to ensure that all students read at levels consistent with the skills required for academic achievement (Biancarosa & Snow, 2006). This article investigates whole class choral reading (WCCR) within the context of a sixth-grade language arts setting for the purpose of improving oral reading fluency skills with narrative text. In this quasi-experimental study involving 112 students, WCCR was implemented on a daily basis with students utilizing the repeated reading of narrative text. Results suggest that students improved both phonological decoding and oral reading fluency skills with moderate effect sizes. Implications for teaching are discussed.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Oral Reading, Grade 6, Language Arts, Group Activities, Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Quasiexperimental Design, Program Effectiveness, Phonology, Decoding (Reading), Effect Size, Reading Skills, Middle School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Reading Tests, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gray Oral Reading Test