Combining Explicit Fluency Instruction with GarageBand Digital Recording of Repeated Readings

Teresa S. Riechers

Abstract

This action research examines the effect of combining explicit fluency instruction with GarageBand digital recording of repeated readings. Three intermediate-aged students met individually with an instructor for twelve one-hour sessions where they received tutoring on the characteristics of good fluency. In addition, students used the GarageBand program to make digital audio recordings of their repeated readings. The findings showed gains in accuracy and reading rate for all three students and slight gains in comprehension for two of the students.