%0 Journal Article
	%A Angela R. Roundy and  Philip T. Roundy
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 33, 2009
	%T The Effect of Repeated Reading on Student Fluency: Does Practice Always Make Perfect?
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15850
	%V 33
	%X Fluency is a skill that, unfortunately, many students
lack. This deficiency causes students to be frustrated with, and
overwhelmed by, the act of reading. However, research suggests that
the repeated reading method may help students to improve their
fluency. This study examines the effects of repeated readings on
student fluency. The study-s overarching question is: What effect do
increases in repeated reading have on reading fluency among middle
school students from diverse backgrounds? More specifically, the
authors examine whether repeated reading improves the fluency,
reading speed, reading-oriented self-esteem, and confidence of
students of diverse academic abilities, socio-economics statuses, and
racial and ethnic backgrounds. To examine these questions the
authors conducted a study using repeated reading strategies with a
sample of students from an urban, middle school in the southeastern
United States. We found that, on average, the use of repeated reading
strategies increased students- fluency, words per minute (wpm)
reading score, reading-oriented self-esteem, and confidence.
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