Capstone/Dissertation Title

How can the explicit teaching of fluency strategies strengthen first grade readers?

Term

2009

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

This capstone begins by detailing the history of reading fluency, which includes the problem that exports are still unable to decide on a common definition. Then it moves into the importance of teaching first graders how to read fluently and its components. Next this capstone addresses strategies for teaching first graders how to read fluently including Read Aloud, Repeated Reading, Paired Reading, Shared Reading, Choral Reading, Echo Reading, and Readers' Theater. Finally, this capstone specifically details how using Read Aloud, Choral Reading, and Readers' Theater benefited my own first grade classroom. Included is resource list of Read Alouds and Choral Reading poems along with multiple Reader's Theater scripts.

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