The Effectiveness Of A Proposed Strategy Based On Repeated And Choral Reading In Developing The Reading Fluency Skills Of Primary School Students

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Dr. Najwa Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh , Ruqayyah Hussain Mohammad Fallatah


This study aimed at identifying the effectiveness of a proposed strategy based on repetitive and choral reading in developing reading fluency skills (pronunciation, expressive reading, reading accuracy, and reading speed). The study used the quasi-experimental design and was applied to a sample of 60 students in the third grade in Taif. The students were distributed into two equal groups, (30) students for the experimental group and 30 (students for the control group. The study instruments were the list of reading fluency skills, the reading fluency test, and a scorecard for the performance of the third-grade students in reading fluency. Several statistical methods and treatments were used to analyze the results, including a t-test for one group, a t-test for two independent groups, and the equation for calculating the effect size. The percentages of availability of sub-skills for the third-grade students ranged between 61.2 - 75.2%, and the total score of combined skills was 69.3%, all of which indicate that the level of literacy skills of third-grade primary schoolgirls is around the average. Statistically significant differences were found between the mean scores of the students of the experimental and control groups in the post-test of pronunciation skills, expressive reading skills, reading accuracy skills, and reading speed skills from reading fluency skills, as well as the total score in favour of the experimental group. The proposed study significantly improves reading fluency skills, and in light of this, several recommendations and proposed research were presented.

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