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International Journal of Academic Research

p-ISSN: 2075-4124 e-ISSN: 2075-7107 National registration No: 2996

CrossRef DOI: 10.7813/2075-4124.2013

No: 2996 CrossRef DOI : 10.7813/2075-4124.2013 Article DOI: 10.7813/2075-4124.2013/5-2/B.20 Kasim Yildirim

Article DOI: 10.7813/2075-4124.2013/5-2/B.20

Kasim Yildirim Fluency-based skills of reading and their relations with reading comprehension in Turkish elementary school children

Abstract: In this present study, we aimed to examine oral reading fluency, silent reading fluency, retell fluency, and isolated word reading fluency and their relations with reading comprehension. With this aim, the study used correlational design and the study sample consisted of total 100 fifth-grade Turkish elementary students studying in two elementary schools. For the assessment of different reading fluency skills and reading comprehension, an appropriate grade level text was chosen and the students` oral reading fluency, retell fluency and isolated word reading fluency skills were measured at first through one-on-one sessions in the suitable place at the elementary schools provided by the school principals. After this process, the reading comprehension testrelated to the grade level text read and the text arranged for silent reading fluency were administered to all the students. The data obtained from testing process were analyzed and the findings were presented in respond to research questions. The research findings showed that the correlations among fluency-based reading skills in the path diagram were significant. Fluency-based skills of reading explained together 24% of the variance in reading comprehension and while silent reading fluency only made a significant contribution toprediction of reading comprehension, the other fluency-basedreading skills, including oral reading fluency, retell fluency, and isolated word reading fluency did not make any significant contribution to prediction of reading comprehension. That is, they were not significant predictors of reading comprehension.

Keywords: silent reading fluency; oral reading fluency; retell fluency; isolated word reading fluency; reading comprehension

Pages: 134-139

Cite this article:

K. Yildirim. Fluency-based skills of reading and their relations with reading comprehension in Turkish elementary school children. International Journal of Academic Research Part B; 2013; 5(2), 134-139.