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Georgia State University

Reading fluency

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Using Empirically Validated Reading Strategies To Improve Middle School Students' Reading Fluency Of Classroom Textbooks, Amy C. Scarborough Jan 2012

Using Empirically Validated Reading Strategies To Improve Middle School Students' Reading Fluency Of Classroom Textbooks, Amy C. Scarborough

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2007), 27% of the nation’s 8th grade population scored below the basic reading level in 2006-2007. Reading fluency strategies are a viable practice for improving reading achievement yet seldom are they incorporated into the 8th grade curriculum. To be effective, passages used in reading fluency strategies should be at the students’ instructional reading level (Daly, Persampieri, et al., 2005; Welsch, 2007). However, if increased oral reading fluency gained at the instructional reading level fails to generalize to content-area text that a student is required to read, the gain is not clinically ...


The Use Of A Repeated Readings With Computer Modeling Treatment Package To Promote Reading Fluency With Students Who Have Physical Disabilities, Marion Elizabeth Coleman May 2008

The Use Of A Repeated Readings With Computer Modeling Treatment Package To Promote Reading Fluency With Students Who Have Physical Disabilities, Marion Elizabeth Coleman

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

Reading is an essential skill for students with physical disabilities which opens up opportunities in many areas of an individual’s life including the acquisition of knowledge, the ability to read for enjoyment, and the chances of gaining employment. Students with physical disabilities often do not read fluently; however, there is a lack of research on instructional methods to address reading fluency with this population. Methodologies used with students who have physical disabilities are often borrowed from other populations (e.g., the use of repeated readings to increase fluency with students with learning disabilities). Additionally, advances in technology suggest the ...