Primary Education Journal
Reading is a fundamental skill for overall academic success which positively affects life outcomes. Reading fluency is important for bridging the word recognition and comprehension. The main objective of this study is to measure the present status of Bangla reading fluency with understanding of grade III students at the Government Primary Schools (GPS) in Bangladesh. To meet these research objectives, we used explanatory sequential mixed methods design with multistage cluster sampling strategies. Through quantitative analysis, it is found that students scored on an average 2.34 (out of 4) in reading seen text and 1.29 (out of 3) in reading unseen text. In addition, students can read 48 words per minute with 80% comprehension. It is also found that the major causes of gaps in achieving reading skills are- students’ inability to identify the alphabet, break joint letters, make words and make sentences. To overcome this situation teachers can conduct a baseline survey at the beginning of the academic year and support students continuously to reach the mark. Besides, teachers can follow the teachers’ guide (TG) of NCTB in Bangla language teaching.
Muhammad Salahuddin, Rangalal Ray, Mahmudul Hassan, et al.. "Bangla Reading of Grade Three Students: An Explanatory Study at Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh" (2020). Education, Health & Behavior Studies Student Publications. 5.