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EFFECT OF USING READING FLUENCY STRATEGIES ON IMPROVING READING LEVEL OF THIRD GRADE STUDENTS AT PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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Author(s): KAMAN Şafak | ŞAHİN Ayfer

Journal: Adıyaman University International Journal of Social Science
ISSN 1308-9196

Volume: 11;
Start page: 639;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Reading | Comprehension | Reading Fluency | Repeated Reading Strategy.

ABSTRACT
This study aimed to examine the effect of repeated reading which is one of reading fluency strategies on improving reading performance of third-grade elementary school students. The sample of this study was the third-grade students who studied in two different classes, who were in the same socio-economic status and selected from an elementary school in Kaman, Kırsehir. One of these classes was the control group and the other is the experimental group. Before the intervention, the students’ reading performance was assessed by using “Informal Reading Inventory”. While “repeated reading” strategy was used in control group for ten weeks education, total fifty hours by using one reading text each week, the students of the control group normally continued to study. After the invention, the students' reading performance scores obtained from the assessment process were analyzed by SPSS programme. It was found that experimental group in which repeated reading strategy was used progressed remarkably in regard of improving their reading level when compared control group.
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