Improving second grade student’s reading fluency and comprehension using teacher-guided iPad® app instruction

Jessica D. Redcay (School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
Sean M. Preston (School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Publication date: 19 September 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the differences in second grade students’ reading fluency and comprehension scores when using varying levels of teacher-guided iPad® app instruction to determine effective reading practices.

Design/methodology/approach

This study reports the results of the quasi-experimental pre–post study by providing differences in fluency and comprehension scores between the experimental and control groups.

Findings

This study provides new ways for teachers to use teacher-guided iPad® app instruction.

Research limitations/implications

Differences between the two groups and pre-test scores could have skewed or accounted for variance in the results reported in the research study.

Practical implications

It is possible for other teachers and researchers to use teacher-guided iPad® app instruction in new ways to improve reading fluency and comprehension scores.

Originality/value

This study provides new research to demonstrate the relationship between the use of a specific app and teacher-guided instruction with second grade students’ reading fluency and comprehension scores.

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Citation

Redcay, J. and Preston, S. (2016), "Improving second grade student’s reading fluency and comprehension using teacher-guided iPad® app instruction", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 218-228. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-12-2015-0035

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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