Oral vs Silent Reading
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By reviewing current research this study attempts to answer the following questions: 1) Does silent reading or oral reading/listening promote better reading acquisition and comprehension? 2) Can implementing silent reading and oral reading/listening practices more regularly in all grades benefit reading acquisition, comprehension and overall learning in the content areas?
From the Paper:"Interest was also a factor used in choosing the stories for each grade level. After completing the reading activity a close activity was administered in the same mode of delivery. This was repeated for the three learning modes, in each of the three grades and in the three ability levels of each grade. The results for the second grade were that regardless of reading ability, the oral reading mode produced significantly higher comprehension scores than the listening and silent reading modes. In the third and fourth grades the average and above average students comprehended better when reading silently or orally as opposed to listening. In the below average reading groups of both third and fourth grade listening was the most effective comprehension method followed by oral and silent reading. Silent reading was the poorest method of comprehension for this group at all three grades. This suggests that for comprehension effectiveness the learning mode used would best be done in conjunction with the students' reading levels. Other studies have generated similar results."
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