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Effects of Repeated Reading and Listening-while-Reading on Reading Fluency

Timothy V. Rasinski
The Journal of Educational Research
Vol. 83, No. 3 (Jan. - Feb., 1990), pp. 147-150
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40539669
Page Count: 4
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Effects of Repeated Reading and Listening-while-Reading on Reading Fluency
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Abstract

The development of reading fluency is an important goal of reading instruction. Two approaches that are effective in fostering fluency are the methods of repeated reading and reading-while-listening. In this study, the effectiveness of the two approaches hi promoting fluency for third-grade students was compared. Subjects practiced reading one passage independently and another passage while listening to a fluent oral rendition. Each treatment consisted of a pretest, two practice sessions, and a posttest. Both approaches resulted hi significant gams in reading speed and word recognition accuracy. However, no significant differences between methods were detected. Implications for classroom reading instruction are discussed.

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