The Effects of Combining Timed Reading, Repeated Oral Reading, and Extensive Reading

dc.contributor.author Milliner, Brett
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-14T23:19:15Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-14T23:19:15Z
dc.date.issued 2021-10-15
dc.description.abstract This quasi-experimental study traces a 12-week reading fluency training program for elementary-level English as a foreign language (EFL) learners at a Japanese university (N = 56). More specifically, this study examined whether a teaching intervention combining (a) extensive reading and practicing, (b) timed reading, and (c) repeated oral reading during class time promoted reading fluency. At the end of the intervention, silent reading rates while maintaining a ≥ 75 % comprehension threshold improved by 46 standard words per minute. Further, the learners who did more extensive reading (a) achieved greater reading rate gains and (b) significantly improved listening and reading scores in the TOEIC® test. This study’s implications include the benefit of combining these measures for nurturing EFL learners’ reading rates, the utility of oral re-reading in the classroom, and the overall contribution extensive reading has upon reading and listening skills.
dc.identifier.citation Milliner, B. (2021). The effects of combining timed reading, repeated oral reading, and extensive reading. Reading in a Foreign Language, 33(2), 191-211. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67400
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67400
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject reading fluency
dc.subject timed reading
dc.subject oral reading
dc.subject repeated reading
dc.subject repeated oral reading
dc.subject extensive reading
dc.subject reading rate
dc.title The Effects of Combining Timed Reading, Repeated Oral Reading, and Extensive Reading
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.endingpage 211
prism.number 2
prism.publicationname Reading in a Foreign Language
prism.startingpage 191
prism.volume 33
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