Reading comprehension, word recognition, and reading fluency in sixth grade elementary school children
Arancibia Gutierrez, Beatriz
Castro Yanez, Ginette Gabriela
Bizama Munoz, Marcela
Saez Carrillo, Katia
The present work analyses the importance of word recognition and reading fluency in reading comprehension at an intermediate schooling stage using a transversal descriptive design with a correlational approach. The participants were log Chilean sixth grade students between the ages of 10 to 11 displaying a typical intellectual development. Measurements were taken for the reading of words and pseudowords, reading out loud, and the comprehension of written texts. The results account for significant correlation of the recognition of words and reading fluency and comprehension. Moreover, the regression analysis shows that the prosodic features of segmentation and intonation in reading out loud are the most contributing elements to reading comprehension in this group.