This investigator sought to examine the influence of oral and silent reading behavior on the reading rate and comprehension levels of the learner. Two questions were posed for investigation: 1. Do low achieving fourth graders read significantly more rapidly silently or orally? 2. Do low achieving fourth graders comprehend materials significantly better after having read orally or after having read silently?
Burge, P. D. (1983). Comprehension and Rate: Oral vs. Silent Reading for Low Achievers. Reading Horizons, 23 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol23/iss3/11