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ERIC Number: EJ1214436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
The Effects of Repeated Oral Reading and Timed Reading on L2 Oral Reading Fluency
Shimono, Torrin R.
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v19 n1 p139-154 Apr 2019
The effects of repeated oral reading and timed reading on L2 oral reading fluency were examined among Japanese university students (N = 50) over 12 weeks. Three quasi-experimental groups were used in the study. Group 1 practiced two types of reading: Repeated oral reading with chunking practice and timed reading. Group 2 did timed reading only. Group 3 served as the comparison group. The participants were rated on their oral reading fluency of a short passage before and after the treatment period in terms of prosody, accuracy, and speed. The results showed that both treatment groups made statistically significant within-subjects oral reading fluency gains. Between-subjects tests indicated that Group 1 outperformed both Group 2 and the comparison group by the end of the treatment. Additionally, there were no statistically significant differences found between Group 2 and the comparison group. Finally, it was shown that Group 1 made the most improvements in terms of the rhythmic aspects of their oral reading production, Group 2 gained the most in terms of speed, and Group 3 made negligible gains. These results provide empirical evidence of the benefits of repeated oral reading and timed reading on the development of L2 oral reading fluency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English for International Communication