Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.


Teacher Development


School of Education

First Advisor

Mary Froemming

Second Advisor

Hsuehi (Martin) Lo

Third Advisor

JoAnna Johnson

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

repeated reading, fluency, readers theater, prosody


This starred paper focuses on the effectiveness of using two reading strategies to improve fluency in an elementary student. The two reading strategies are repeated reading and readers theater. Research within the starred paper have effect sizes for both reading strategies in experiments. Readers theater is where a student is working on prosody which is a part of fluency by reading their part in a play on a script. The student is mastering their lines and focusing on expression. Repeated reading is where a student reads a passage at instructional level three times. A cold, warm, and hot read. The student graphs their words read correct per minute results. Continue to read to learn about the research of repeated reading and readers theater.



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