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Text (Oral) Reading Fluency as a Construct in Reading Development

Title: Text (Oral) Reading Fluency as a Construct in Reading Development: An Investigation of its Mediating Role for Children from Grades 1 to 4.
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Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk Grace, author
Wagner, Richard K, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the present study we investigated a developmentally changing role of text reading fluency in mediating the relations of word reading fluency and listening comprehension to reading comprehension. We addressed this question by using longitudinal data from Grades 1 to 4, and employing structural equation models. Results showed that the role of text reading fluency changes over time as children's reading proficiency develops. In the beginning phase of reading development (Grade 1), text reading fluency was not independently related to reading comprehension over and above word reading fluency and listening comprehension. In Grades 2 to 4, however, text reading fluency completely mediated the relation between word reading fluency and reading comprehension whereas it partially mediated the relation between listening comprehension and reading comprehension. These results suggest that text reading fluency is a dissociable construct that plays a developmentally changing role in reading acquisition.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_25848201 (IID), 10.1080/10888438.2015.1007375 (DOI), PMC4384883 (PMCID), 25848201 (RID), 25848201 (EID)
Keywords: Developmental relations, Listening Comprehension, Oral reading fluency, Reading comprehension, Text reading fluency, Word reading fluency
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4384883.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25848201
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Scientific studies of reading : the official journal of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.
1088-8438
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 19

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Kim, Y. -S. G., & Wagner, R. K. (2015). Text (Oral) Reading Fluency as a Construct in Reading Development: An Investigation of its Mediating Role for Children from Grades 1 to 4. Scientific Studies Of Reading : The Official Journal Of The Society For The Scientific Study Of Reading. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_25848201