The Influence of Text Topic Interest on Reading Performance
Splinter, Sigrid G.
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The current study examined the effects of text topic interest on children's reading performance, particularly within the context of a reading intervention program. Participants included four late elementary school children who were enrolled in a summer reading program at a Midwestern regional state university. At the beginning of the study, various text topics were presented visually and participants were asked to rate their interest in each text topic using a visual scale. Using a multiple baseline design, participants were then presented with low-interest reading text before they switched to high-interest text. Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) and reading comprehension performance were examined as functions of text topic interest. Results revealed no effect of text topic interest on reading performance.
Reading programs (literacy)