Improving Reading Fluency in A Third-Grader Using Read Naturally: A Reading Intervention

Date of Award

Fall 12-14-2023

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in School Psychology


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Joshua D. Johnson


Read Naturally, reading, intervention, fluency


Reading is a crucial skill for success in school and life. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effects of Read Naturally, a reading fluency-based intervention, on reading fluency progress. This project was done with one third-grade, female student in the Response to Intervention (RtI) classroom. The intervention Read Naturally was implemented to improve reading fluency by using a combination of computer software, audiotapes, and books. The goal of the intervention was to improve reading fluency grade-wide screening scores via the three main strategies: repeated reading of text for developing oral reading fluency, teacher modeling of story reading, and systematic monitoring of student progress by teachers and the students themselves. This goal was put into place so a third-grade student would progress and therefore meet and/or surpass her reading fluency grade-wide screening goal. Data collected included scores using the DIBELS 8th Edition benchmark assessment. Results indicated that the intervention was effective. However, the limitations of the study will also be discussed.

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