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Action Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Literacy and Language Development)

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Janice J. Strop, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading comprehension; Reading comprehension--Aids and devices; Digital audio editors


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.


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