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ERIC Number: EJ1131098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1792-8788
Oral Reading Fluency and Prosody: A Preliminary Analysis of the Greek Language
Sarris, Menelaos; Dimakos, Ioannis C.
Themes in Science and Technology Education, v8 n1 p47-62 2015
This article presents results from an initial investigation of Greek oral reading fluency and prosody. Although currently held perspectives consider reading the product of reading decoding and reading comprehension, there is enough evidence (both Greek and foreign) to suggest that other variables may affect reading, as well. Such variables include reading fluency and prosody. A small sample of 27 students from the 2nd and 5th grades of primary schools was examined using a variety of tests. All tests were computer-based. Data were collected and analyzed using Cognitive Workshop, a platform for presenting and recording of visually presented stimuli, and Praat, a specialized software for analyzing audio recordings and obtaining speech analysis measurements. Results suggested that differences in reading fluency might be attributed to automaticity acquired by students.
Themes in Science and Technology Education. The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Laboratory, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 45110, Greece. Tel: +30-2651005697; Fax: +30-2651005854; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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