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ERIC Number: EJ794313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Using Enrichment Reading Practices to Increase Reading Fluency, Comprehension, and Attitudes
Reis, Sally M.; Eckert, Rebecca D.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Jacobs, Joan K.; Coyne, Michael
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n5 p299-315 May-Jun 2008
The authors used a randomized design to investigate the effects of an enriched reading program, Schoolwide Enrichment Reading Model (SEM-R), with blocks of independent reading on oral reading fluency (ORF), reading comprehension, and attitudes toward reading for students in Grades 3-5. The authors used SEM-R in comparison with basal reading programs to investigate the addition of planned enrichment strategies and independent reading on students' reading achievement. Students and teachers were randomly assigned to either the SEM-R treatment with 1 hr of SEMR and 1 hr of basal instruction or to the control group with 2 hr of basal instruction. The authors found statistically significant differences favoring the SEM-R treatment group in ORF. These results suggest that an enriched reading program that challenges and engages students may produce higher ORF than a standard basal program. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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