Developing reading fluency: A study of extensive reading in EFL

dc.contributor.author Iwahori, Yurika
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T02:05:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T02:05:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.description.abstract Due to the great interest of practitioners on reading fluency in first language (L1) and second language (L2) English classroom settings, fluency has become a hot topic. A number of studies have suggested that an extensive reading (ER) program can lead to improvement of L2 learners’ reading rate; however, studies about high school students are scarce. Inspired by current issues in reading and previous ER investigations, this study examined the effectiveness of ER on reading rates of high school students in Japan. In this study, students were provided with graded readers and comic books as reading material they would find enjoyable. Pretests and posttests of reading rate and language proficiency were administered and a t test was used to compare means of the rates and language proficiency within groups. Results indicate that ER is an effective approach to improve students’ rate and general language proficiency.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66626
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66626
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject extensive reading
dc.subject reading rate
dc.subject reading fluency
dc.subject automaticity
dc.subject 1-minute reading probe
dc.subject t test
dc.subject C-test
dc.title Developing reading fluency: A study of extensive reading in EFL
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic Extensive Reading
prism.endingpage 91
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 70
prism.volume 20
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