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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1997

Dysfluent students

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The Effects Of Repeated Readings On Fluency Transference With Dysfluent Readers In The Middle School, Judith Maloney May 1997

The Effects Of Repeated Readings On Fluency Transference With Dysfluent Readers In The Middle School, Judith Maloney

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if improvement in middle school students' oral reading fluency through the Repeated Reading technique would transfer to their reading of new material.

Six dysfluent middle school students worked individually with the researcher twice a week. Each

20 minute session involved an initial recorded reading and subsequent recorded readings of a 150-300 word passage, until read at a rate of 100 words-per-minute or better. Passages were of narrative material at the subject's instructional reading level. Reading rate and word recognition accuracy were recorded graphically to enable the subject to monitor his/her ...