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Reading poetry for improved adolescent oral fluency, comprehension, and self-perception

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dc.contributor.advisor McDowell, Kim en_US
dc.contributor.author Bailey, Jennifer Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-03T18:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-03T18:54:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05 en_US
dc.identifier.other t09010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/2439
dc.description Thesis (M.Ed.)--Wichita State University, College of Education, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to explore the effects of oral fluency instruction and strategies on struggling adolescent readers’ prosody, comprehension and self-perception as readers. Additionally, this study sought to determine if relationships exist between performances in adolescent oral fluency and comprehension, prosody and comprehension, and oral fluency and reader self-perception. Prior to and immediately after the intervention, assessments were administered. Oral fluency was assessed with Rasinski’s (2004) oral reading multidimensional fluency scale. To determine students’ reading comprehension levels, the Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills reading comprehension subtest was used. Reader’s self-perception was measured with Henck and Melnick’s (1995) Reader Self Perception Survey. The study included eight high school students who were identified as struggling readers. During fifteen class sessions, the students participated in an intervention which used poetry and five oral fluency strategies: model, guided, repeated, paired, and performance reading. The analysis of pre and post tests revealed statistically significant improvements in comprehension, fluency, and reader self-perception. However, only fluency and comprehension gains indicate a statistically significant relationship. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 70 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University en_US
dc.title Reading poetry for improved adolescent oral fluency, comprehension, and self-perception en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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