Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Superseded Degree Name
Master of Arts in Education (Urban Special Education)
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Fluency (Language learning); Phonetics; Reading comprehension; Learning disabilities
This research project examined the effects of explicit and systematic instruction in decoding, fluency, and comprehension on the reading performance of a fifth grade student with a learning disability. An intervention plan employing phonics-based decoding activities, repeated reading, and reciprocal teaching strategies was delivered to the subject over the course of nine 90-minute sessions. Instrumentation included pre- and post-assessments using the Qualitative Reading Inventory-5 (Leslie & Caldwell, 2010), timed word list and passage readings, and qualitative analysis of field notes and student work samples. The findings of the study indicated intensive interventions in diverse areas of literacy had a positive effect on the student's reading rate and accuracy. The data also revealed an increase in the student's cognitive strategy use and comprehension of text.
Kim, Sun C., "Effects of Explicit and Systematic Instruction in Decoding, Fluency, and Comprehension on the Reading Performance of a Fifth Grade Student with a Learning Disability" (2011). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 300.