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The effects of repeated readings using MP3 players on 3rd Grade Students’ oral Reading Fluency Rates.

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dc.contributor.author Gordon, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-29T16:30:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-29T16:30:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/58087
dc.description.abstract The need to develop more effective ways to motivate and engage students in reading is an ever growing concern in our society. According to the National Reading Panel (2002), however, classroom teachers are focusing on literacy skills but neglecting reading fluency in their instructional focus. There is a strong need, therefore, for more effective ways for students to build their reading fluency skills. The use of repeated readings and MP3 players as instructional tools in education may help students take a more active role in their own learning and, in turn, improve their academic achievement. The present study examined the effects of repeated readings using MP3 players on two, at risk 3rd grade students’ oral reading fluency rates. Findings indicated that the repeated readings and MP3 intervention had mixed effects on pupil performance. Student A showed immediate and noticeable improvements in oral reading fluency when the intervention was implemented, while Student B’s performance remained relatively unchanged throughout the investigation. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject MP3 players. en_US
dc.subject Education, Elementary. en_US
dc.subject Oral reading. en_US
dc.subject Reading -- Remedial teaching -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject Technological literacy -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.title The effects of repeated readings using MP3 players on 3rd Grade Students’ oral Reading Fluency Rates. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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