ERIC Number: EJ704447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Effects of Two Rates of Listening while Reading on Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension
Lionetti, Timothy M.; Cole, Christine L.
Education and Treatment of Children, v27 n2 p114-129 May 2004
This study compared the effects of two different listening while reading (LWR) rates on words correct per minute, accuracy, generalization, and comprehension for four 4th- and 5th-graders. It was hypothesized the effects of LWR would increase as the rate of LWR more closely approximated the reader's actual oral reading rate. An alternating treatments design was used to compare the effects of the two rates of LWR. Results indicated that both rates increased words correct per minute and a high level of accuracy was maintained. In addition, generalization to passages where LWR was not employed was evident, but neither intervention had any effect on comprehension. Contrary to what was predicted, the slow rate did not lead to greater improvements on any of the dependent measures and it appears the fast rate may have actually been superior. Limitations, implications, and future directions are discussed.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Generalization, Reading Rate, Instructional Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Oral Reading, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)