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Reading fluency is an important component of reading comprehension. Elements of oral reading fluency include reading rate, accuracy, prosody, and comprehension. The technique of repeated reading has been shown to increase the oral reading fluency of both K-12 and adult L1 readers, and it may help improve learners’ attitudes toward reading. This study explored the potential benefits for adult English learners. Assisted repeated reading, using a model oral reading, was implemented with low-intermediate adult English learners from a variety of L1 and educational backgrounds (n=8). Participants practiced a repeated reading technique during eight treatment sessions over the course of four weeks. While comprehension was not found to improve based on recall questions, other elements of fluency - rate, accuracy, and prosody - improved, with prosody exhibiting the most surprising gains based on the short duration of the study. Participant attitudes toward reading in the L2 improved as well.
Reading, Adult ESL/ELLs
Siegfried, Jennifer, "Can You Repeat That, Please? Using Repeated Reading With Low-Intermediate Adult English Language Learners" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4458.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations