Term

Summer 8-12-2015

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAESL

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Laura Halldin

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Amy Marie Hewett-Olatunde

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Emily Canfield

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, what effect does Direct Instruction reading curriculum have on improving the reading fluency of Arabic speaking, English language middle school students? It documents one teacher’s experience and results using Direct Instruction reading curricula to improve reading fluency and comprehension of Qatari English Learner students. The author provides a literature review of Direct Instruction research and documents the results of his own efforts to increase the reading fluency of his students using Direct Instruction curricula and methods. He concludes that Direct Instruction was ineffective for his students, as it did not significantly improve fluency and comprehension scores.

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