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ERIC Number: EJ914384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Building Reading Fluency in a Learning-Disabled Middle School Reader
Morris, Darrell; Gaffney, Meghan
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n5 p331-341 Feb 2011
This case study describes a year-long, tutorial intervention with a disfluent eighth-grade reader. Focused instruction, including guided reading at the appropriate instructional level (4th grade), repeated readings, and home tape-recorder readings, led the student to improve his reading rate by 33% (75 wpm to 100 wpm). Formative and summative evidence is provided, along with both pedagogical and process-related explanations for the intervention's success. Finally, the student's improvement is contextualized in the reality of him entering ninth-grade reading at a fourth-grade level. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A