Research Article
Reading Difficulty and its Remediation: A Case Study

Hayati Akyol, Yasemin Boyaci-Altinay


APA 7th edition
Akyol, H., & Boyaci-Altinay, Y. (2019). Reading Difficulty And Its Remediation: A Case Study. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1269-1286. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1269

Harvard
Akyol H., and Boyaci-Altinay Y. 2019 'Reading Difficulty And Its Remediation: A Case Study', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1269-1286.
Chicago 16th edition
Akyol Hayati, and Boyaci-Altinay Yasemin. "Reading Difficulty And Its Remediation: A Case Study," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1269-1286. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1269

Abstract

The aim of this study, in which one of the qualitative research approaches, the case study design, was used, was to remedy reading problems and develop reading skills in a fourth grade primary school student with sound, syllable and word recognition exercises. The study covers 38 lesson periods in the autumn term of the 2018-2019 academic year. For developing reading skills, the strategies of “prior listening to the paragraph”, “repetitive reading” and “word repetition” were used. For determining reading errors, the “Error Analysis Inventory” was used. Data were obtained by means of observation and document examination. In the study related to determining reading status, it was established that the student had made errors such as repetition, syllabication, omission, addition and failure to notice punctuation marks. Based on the data obtained, first of all, sound, syllable and word recognition exercises were conducted with the student, and then reading exercises were carried out with texts selected to suit the level of the student’s Turkish course books and story books. Analyses were performed by taking audio and video recordings of all exercises. As a result of the intervention, the student’s desire to read increased, he began to read out loud, he began to identify sounds that he previously did not recognise or confused, and improvements in his reading skill were observed.

Keywords: Fluent reading, repetitive reading, reading difficulties, comprehension, reading skills.


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