The Impact of Readers’ Theater on Reading Fluency and Prosody on First Grade Students
Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
Readers' Theater, fluency, prosody, primary students, elementary education
The purpose of this research is to determine the impact of Readers’ Theater on oral reading fluency of first grade students. Specifically, the study will look at identifying if there is a connection between the implementation of this instructional strategy with oral reading fluency rate measured as Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM) and prosody. The study aims to determine if implementing Readers’ Theater with beginning readers will have an impact on oral reading fluency. The study will be structured around oral reading fluency assessments given before and after the intervention. Students will read a short passage and will be scored based on the Multi-Dimensional Fluency Rubric (Adapted from Zutell & Rasinski, 1991) and WCPM.
Skauge, Abbie, "The Impact of Readers’ Theater on Reading Fluency and Prosody on First Grade Students" (2019). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 240.