RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Re: response to Sarah and Carla
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:35

When we were first thinking about our research desigin, one of the questions that came to mind was which intervention would be the most effective. However, after some advisement from Dr. Koppenhaver, this was far beyond what we were trying to accomplish in our study. We just simply stuck to trying to increase students' fluency. However, it would be interesting to find out which one works the best. In my experience, I believe that all three strategies work very well, depending on what kind of text you are using. I used a little harder text for echo reading and for Readers' Theater, but an easier text for choral reading. Modeling turned out to be a very useful part of the Echo and Choral reading for students, while Readers' Theater motivated the students to read better and with much more engagement because of the purpose for reading. Both groups of EC students made gains in fluency.

  • response to Sarah and Carla - Lori Vestal, Mon Nov 21 17:31
    Wow! 192 students with 72% Free and reduced lunch. I think it was interesting that you used three different types of fluency methods to increase fluecy as well as different grade levels. I wondered... more
    • Re: response to Sarah and Carla - atkinssh, Tue Nov 22 12:35
      • response - Lori Vestal, Thu Nov 24 11:22
        That is great that your EC students were able to also make gains with fluency. They need so much reptition to become fluent. I agree in that it different methods work differently for each student.... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011