The Effects of Fluency on Reading Comprehension A Research Proposal
Definitions <ul><li>Fluency:  reading connected text at a conversational rate </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension: understandi...
Fluency and Comprehension:  A Teacher’s Balancing Act <ul><li>Many focus on each one individually. </li></ul><ul><li>Other...
Purpose <ul><li>To establish a general understanding of reading fluency and comprehension. </li></ul>Why? <ul><li>Because ...
Significance <ul><li>Prompt further research. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a relevant guideline for teachers. </li></ul><ul>...
Participants <ul><li>Grade level: 12th </li></ul><ul><li>Location:  Lola Rodriguez de Tió High School in San Germán, Puert...
Methodology <ul><li>The Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>The Students </li></ul><ul><li>… will teach reading strategies, alternat...
Fluency Strategies <ul><ul><li>Repeated Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Comprehension Strategies <ul><ul><li>Story Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A S...
Balanced Strategies <ul><ul><li>Oral Recitation Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Data Collection <ul><li>Teacher interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Student interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Observation sessions </l...
<ul><li>Elliott Rodriguez </li></ul><ul><li>ID: E00053316 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Additional r...
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  • May 26, 2009 Presentation for ENGL 6180 Elliott Rodriguez
  • The Effects of Fluency on Comprehension

    1. 1. The Effects of Fluency on Reading Comprehension A Research Proposal
    2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>Fluency: reading connected text at a conversational rate </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension: understanding reading selections </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    3. 3. Fluency and Comprehension: A Teacher’s Balancing Act <ul><li>Many focus on each one individually. </li></ul><ul><li>Others focus on the one they consider most important. </li></ul><ul><li>Most researchers are not in agreement. </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>To establish a general understanding of reading fluency and comprehension. </li></ul>Why? <ul><li>Because their role in reading instruction has been subject of debate. </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    5. 5. Significance <ul><li>Prompt further research. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a relevant guideline for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Help policy makers to modify current teaching standards. </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    6. 6. Participants <ul><li>Grade level: 12th </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Lola Rodriguez de Tió High School in San Germán, Puerto Rico </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    7. 7. Methodology <ul><li>The Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>The Students </li></ul><ul><li>… will teach reading strategies, alternating focus between comprehension, fluency, and both. </li></ul><ul><li>… will work with these strategies over a period of one school year. </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    8. 8. Fluency Strategies <ul><ul><li>Repeated Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader’s Theater </li></ul></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    9. 9. Comprehension Strategies <ul><ul><li>Story Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A Sessions </li></ul></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    10. 10. Balanced Strategies <ul><ul><li>Oral Recitation Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Emphasis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Activities : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word Lists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word Maps </li></ul></ul></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    11. 11. Data Collection <ul><li>Teacher interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Student interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Observation sessions </li></ul>Data Analysis <ul><li>All applied strategies will be compared to determine their overall effectiveness. </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007
    12. 12. <ul><li>Elliott Rodriguez </li></ul><ul><li>ID: E00053316 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Additional resources: </li></ul><ul><li>The Effect of Oral Reading Fluency on Analysis Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and Skills for Reading Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Strategies of Literary Engagement: A Study of Adolescent Readers </li></ul>Elliott Rodriguez © 2007

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