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Elementary Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Reading fluency

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Teaching Sight Words Through Games: Impact On Retention And Fluency Levels, Amanda Susan Tibbatts Aug 2008

Teaching Sight Words Through Games: Impact On Retention And Fluency Levels, Amanda Susan Tibbatts

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Sight words or sight vocabulary are defined as easily recognized words may be understood outside of a block of text. Many reading programs in the United States focus on the “drill and kill” method of instruction, often using flash cards to practice identification and spelling in order to increase reading fluency. This study examines the effect of teaching sight words within a gaming environment, as well as its impact on memorization and retention of sight vocabulary. For eight weeks the researcher conducted this research in a 1st grade classroom in an upstate New York urban school district. Subjects consisted ...


Effectiveness Of Repeated Reading Along With Self-Evaluation On Reading Fluency, Lindsay Rae Strassner Jul 2007

Effectiveness Of Repeated Reading Along With Self-Evaluation On Reading Fluency, Lindsay Rae Strassner

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of immediate repeated reading and self-assessment of short passages, poems, arid phrases on all aspects of oral reading fluency and reading accuracy reading rate. Two male and one female third grade students were selected based on classroom teacher recommendation. The children who were chosen were not considered "at risk" students, they just needed a little extra push to reach and stay at grade level. Repeated read aloud opportunities were created for the children, by the researcher, in regular one-on-one sessions for the duration of two week periods. The children were ...


The Effects Of Using The Modified Neurological Impress Method To Improve The Fluency Of Second And Third-Grade Low Achieving Readers, Denise T. Sprout May 2001

The Effects Of Using The Modified Neurological Impress Method To Improve The Fluency Of Second And Third-Grade Low Achieving Readers, Denise T. Sprout

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using the modified neurological impress method to improve the reading fluency of five low achieving second and third grade students. All of the subjects attended a rural public elementary school in western New York. Students in the study received remedial reading support in addition to the modified NIM sessions. The study was conducted over an eight-week period. The researcher trained four parent volunteers and a classroom monitor to implement the modified NIM and recording procedures. Parent volunteers met with students four times a week for approximately 10 to 15 ...


The Influence Of Word Building Strategies On A Delayed Reader, Carolyn A. D'Angelo May 2001

The Influence Of Word Building Strategies On A Delayed Reader, Carolyn A. D'Angelo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This case study of one child was conducted during the school year when the child was a third grader. His reading ability was below grade level. He was unable to read fluently although he was able to speak fluently and articulate his thoughts. This study showed that, through word building using onset and rime patterns and analogies along with reading leveled and series books, reading ability could be improved. Metacognition played an important role in this study. The child was able to understand the need to think as he was reading and writing. This was probably the most significant aspect ...


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Repeated Reading And Listening While Reading On Third Grade Students With Reading Problems, Felicia Lawson May 2001

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Repeated Reading And Listening While Reading On Third Grade Students With Reading Problems, Felicia Lawson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Repeated reading and listening while reading are both effective strategies used to improve reading fluency. There is a great deal of research showing that both strategies when used appropriately will help children to read faster and with better accuracy. However, there is only limited research that takes a look at both strategies to see if one approach is more effective or has better results than the other.

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of repeated reading and listening while reading on reading fluency. Fifteen third-grade students from an urban elementary school were selected to participate in ...


A Comparison Of Oral Reading Fluency And Silent Reading Rate, Yvonne M. Sander Dec 1990

A Comparison Of Oral Reading Fluency And Silent Reading Rate, Yvonne M. Sander

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between silent reading rate and oral reading fluency in upper elementary students.

The subjects were twenty-seven sixth grade students attending a suburban school, who were reading at or above grade level. Each student's words-per-minute rate was determined by a timed silent reading of a passage at the student's independent reading level. Each student's fluency score was determined by averaging the three scores obtained from the three raters who had listened to a recorded oral reading of the same passage used in the words-per-minute check. These scores were ...