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ERIC Number: EJ862878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
Using Peer Coaches to Build Oral Reading Fluency
Algozzine, Bob; Marr, Mary Beth; Kavel, Rebecca L.; Dugan, Katherine Keller
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v14 n3 p256-270 2009
Fluent oral reading is essential for success in elementary school. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of enhanced reading fluency instruction for struggling readers. The intervention was provided to small groups of students at risk for reading difficulties. Students were assessed on key early literacy skills. Second-grade students who were at risk for reading failure and who received supplemental intervention scored higher on measures of fluency than students who received only typical classroom instruction; the effects of enhanced fluency instruction were evident across different dosages for many children at risk for reading failure. In addition, statistically significant improvements and relationships were evident for oral reading fluency and comprehension. We discuss guidelines for developing and using the intervention in other classrooms. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A