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ERIC Number: EJ1165154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-7903
Using Small-Group Instruction to Improve Students' Reading Fluency: An Evaluation of the Existing Research
Begeny, John C.; Levy, Rebecca A.; Field, Stacey A.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v34 n1 p36-64 2018
Reading fluency is necessary for reading comprehension, but approximately 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students have inadequate reading fluency skills. Because small-group (SG) instruction is often used as a first line of intervention for struggling readers, SG instruction targeting deficiencies in text reading fluency ought to be part of every school's intervention toolbox. The authors summarize the existing research on instruction and interventions that specifically targets reading fluency and is implemented by an adult with 3 or more students at once. Key findings revealed that most studies used a single-case design, nearly all studies were rated positively in terms of methodological quality, and the majority of participants significantly improved as a result of receiving SG intervention. Furthermore, of the five studies examining comparable SG and 1-on-1 interventions, 79% of the students performed equally well from both interventions. Implications and several recommendations for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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