Abstract

A multiple probe across participants design was used to explore the effects of repeated readings on the reading fluency, errors, and comprehension of 4, third-to-fifth grade English language learners (ELLs) with specific learning disabilities (SLD). Also, generalization measures to untaught passages and maintenance data were collected. In baseline, participants read a passage aloud once, while during repeated readings, they read a passage 3 times. In the repeated readings condition, participants read more words correctly per minute, made fewer reading errors, and answered more literal comprehension questions correctly. The gains observed generalized to untaught passages. A majority of scores on maintenance probes at 2, 4, and 6 weeks maintained near or above the levels scored for each dependent variable during the last intervention session.

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