Addressing semantics promotes the development of reading fluency

  title={Addressing semantics promotes the development of reading fluency},
  author={Inez E. Berends and Pieter Reitsma},
  journal={Applied Psycholinguistics},
  pages={247 - 265}
In two experimental training studies we examined the hypothesis that an emphasis on the meaning of a word is more effective than merely focusing on the orthography to increase reading fluency. Reading delayed children from Grade 1 (mean age = 7.3 years) and two groups from Grade 2 (mean age = 8.3 and 7.8 years) repeatedly read words while focusing either on the orthography or on the semantics of the word. Furthermore, the claim that limited exposure duration during training further promotes… 

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