Exploring the Role of Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) in Reading Instruction: A Classroom-based Study with Engineering Students

  • Remya Rebecca Prakash English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
  • Abjy Kurian National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, India
Keywords: Oral REading Fluency, Reading comprehension, ESL learners

Abstract

Teaching reading is a complicated task as reading entails the simultaneous interaction of various component processes. Learning to read fluently is a crucial part of reading acquisition. Despite research conducted in L1 contexts regarding reading fluency, this area has been relatively unexplored in L2 contexts. In reading fluency research, Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) is an important construct which has been closely associated with the reading comprehension of young learners in L1 contexts. This paper aims to investigate the nature of the relationship between ORF and reading comprehension in ESL learners. If ORF proves to be significantly related to reading comprehension, it would be a valuable addition to reading instruction for ESL learners.

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Published
2019-01-01