Spring 5-13-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Naomi Taylor

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Akil Foluke

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Noelle Hechtman


The research question addressed in this capstone was, how does reading fluency instruction impact reading fluency? The inspiration for this capstone sparked from the first year-end summative assessment that one teacher proctored, and the struggles those students faced on that assessment. Moreover, the author of this research study looks to examine the impact that reading fluency instruction has on students’ ability to read fluently. The majority of students at this charter school in Minneapolis are students who come from low income families. This study documents the impact that fluency instruction had on reading fluency and determines the following: 1) Reading fluency instruction does impact reading fluency; 2) The glaring need for reading interventions built into school programs.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Observation

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