Essential Readings on Fluency

Essential Readings on Fluency

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Find answers to these questions---and more---in Essential Readings on Fluency. Selected and introduced by noted expert Timothy Rasinski, the 16 outstanding articles included in this volume provide a clear definition of fluency, describe its importance, suggest research-based strategies for instruction to support fluency development, tackle how it should be measured, and emphasize the appropriate use of assessment data. This convenient resource highlights the best thinking of recognized leaders in the field, including Richard Allington, S. Jay Samuels, and Keith Topping. Originally published in the prestigious journal The Reading Teacher, the articles are supplemented with questions for reflection, making this book ideal for personal professional development and for teacher education.On a daily basis, I made tape recordings of parts of books for each student. ... while the students in grades four through six were permitted to select books closer to their language comprehension level rather than their reading level. ... It was a delight to hear the change in their oral reading. ... The greatest gain in word recognition (15 months) was made by Tommy, a sixth grade boy reading on a 2.2 level.

Title:Essential Readings on Fluency
Author:Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher:International Reading Assoc. - 2009-08-04


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