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ERIC Number: EJ1127767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2167-3454
The Effects of Fluency Instruction on the Oral Reading Fluency and Comprehension of First-Grade African American Males with Reading Risk
Gibson, Lenwood, Jr.; Cartledge, Gwendolyn
Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, v1 n2 Nov 2012
This study evaluated the effects of a fluency building activity on the oral reading fluency (ORF) and comprehension of four first-grade students identified as at risk for reading failure. The participants in this study were selected because they were members of a group at the highest risk for reading problems, specifically African American boys attending an urban school district. The results of this study demonstrated that the intervention was successful in increasing the ORF of all four participants but results were much more robust for two of the four students. Although ORF increased for all of the participants, gains in comprehension and on formal measures were less evident. The results and implications for classroom implementation as well as directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A