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ERIC Number: EJ1183246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: EISSN-1305-905X
Examination of Reading Skills of Students Who Are Poor Readers in Different Text Genres
Ceylan, Mustafa; Baydic, Berrin
Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, v13 n2 p422-435 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare the reading skills of the fourth graders who were poor readers in different text genres (story and informative text). Fifty-six fourth-grade students who were poor readers participated in this study. Reading rates, reading errors and reading prosody characteristics of the students were examined in the study. It was concluded that although reading rates of students were higher when reading the informative text, they had also produced a higher number of errors for this text genre. This finding revealed that the informative text was completed in a shorter amount of time, but more errors occurred than when reading the story text. The findings of this study make it abundantly clear that all stakeholders should continue to work diligently in organising reading instruction and reading interventions that support reading fluency among all readers and for all text genres.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)