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The effects of repeated reading on the reading fluency of fifth grade, low socioeconomic, second language learners

The purpose of this study was to see what the effect of repeated Reading had on the reading fluency of fifth grade, low socioeconomic, second language learners. Two groups of students were studied. Four at Early Intermediate and two at Intermediate levels of language acquisition as defined by the CELDT test. The researcher worked with each group over a six week period focusing on fluency through weekly repeated reading pieces and DRA assessment. The results show that second language learners develop fluency skills with the aid of repeated reading. The surprising addition was in Self Efficacy. The students began to see themselves as readers and this was an exceptional bonus.

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