ALS  Vol.3 No.4 , October 2015
Fluency Differences by Text Genre in Proficient and Struggling Secondary Students
Abstract: Reading fluency has been found to be an essential component of proficient reading and is a significant part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010; NRP, 2000). Previous research has found that students may often differ in their ability to fluently read narrative and informational text. In this study we examine differences in fluent reading by text-genre in a sample of 108 ninth-grade readers. We also investigate these same differences based on whether a student is a proficient or struggling reader. Results for the total sample of readers show that oral reading fluency is more languid when students read informational texts. Additionally, large differences are found when readers are blocked as either proficient or struggling. Instructional implications are discussed.
Cite this paper: Paige, D. , Magpuri-Lavell, T. , Rasinski, T. and Rupley, W. (2015) Fluency Differences by Text Genre in Proficient and Struggling Secondary Students. Advances in Literary Study, 3, 102-117. doi: 10.4236/als.2015.34016.

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