The Effects of a Reader’s Theater Program on Fourth Graders’ Fluency
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Type of Work28 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading (Elementary) -- Research
Readers' theater -- Research
Fourth grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine if augmenting the Houghton Mifflin reading program with a Reader’s Theater program would improve the fluency of fourth grade students . The measurement tool was the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark System. This study involved use of a pretest/posttest intervention design. A pre-test was administered in May 2011. Subsequently, the intervention took place over a period of four weeks. At the conclusion of the intervention, a posttest was administered. Analysis of the data suggested some support for the effectiveness of the intervention program.