TITLE

A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF READERS' THEATER ON SECOND AND THIRD GRADE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS' FLUENCY GROWTH

AUTHOR(S)
Corcoran, Carol A.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Reading Improvement;Summer2005, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article summarizes a readers' theater program that was effective in improving student interest in reading, confidence in reading, and overall fluency in number of words read correctly per minute. Assessing the fluency level of a reader is critical, but so is the availability of programs that include modeling oral fluency as well as guided and independent practice. Unfortunately, research suggests that such programs are rarely found in classrooms. Readers' theater benefits resistant readers when they are given speaking parts of varying length based on their comfort level in an environment that is conducive to risk taking.
ACCESSION #
17460671

 

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