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This study looks at the impact of Great Leaps, a specialized supplemental oral reading fluency program, on two elementary English Language Learners. Key influences include experience in schools, district mandates, and The National Reading Panel in 2000 which highlighted fluency instruction as an area needing attention. The research was conducted in the ESL classroom using instruction and systematic observations of the two subject's performance. The study concluded that placing attention on oral reading fluency results in improvements. The student's oral fluency improved with practice, the attempts required were fewer with practice, and the anecdotal evidence showed there was comprehension. Additionally, through anecdotal observations the researcher found that the personality of the learner had an impact on the rate of improvement.
Hacker, Judith A, "Increasing oral reading fluency with elementary English language learners" (2008). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 367.