Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(3), pp. 366 - 371
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050309
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The Relationship between Good Readers' Attention, Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension


Mustafa Yildiz , Ezgi Çetinkaya *
Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, Gazi University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to examine the relationship between fourth-graders' reading fluency, reading comprehension and attention. It was conducted using the relational screening model and included 132 fourth-graders with grade level adequate reading skills. The study results showed that good readers' attention had significant effects on reading speed, prosody, word recognition and comprehension, respectively. There is also a higher level of relationship between attention, reading speed and prosody. To improve good readers' prosodic reading skills and increase their reading speeds, attention-enhancing activities are needed.

KEYWORDS
Attention, Fluency, Comprehension, Reading Speed, Prosody, Word Recognition

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Mustafa Yildiz , Ezgi Çetinkaya . "The Relationship between Good Readers' Attention, Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.3 (2017) 366 - 371. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050309.