Exploring comprehension monitoring in sentence reading with English language learners
Oddone, Cameron Grace
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Past research results indicate a strong relationship between oral reading fluency (ORF) and reading comprehension for native English speaking (EL1) students; however, little is known about the relationship between ORF and comprehension for English Language Learners (ELLs). The current study examined differences in comprehension monitoring behaviors for ELL (n = 31) and EL1 (n = 29) elementary students who were matched on ORF scores. Eye tracking technology was utilized to examine underlying reading behaviors as students read sentences that were either consistent or inconsistent in meaning. Results indicated that comprehension monitoring techniques did not differ between ELL and EL1 participants; however, students did engage in disrupted reading when they encountered inconsistent information while reading. Finally, ELL students performed at a lower level than EL1 students on a comprehension question that followed each sentence.