RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ginger Landers
re: Nakita
Wed Dec 14, 2011 23:08
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I agree that reading fluency is tricky! It is hard for students to not rush through texts (losing some comprehension) if they feel like they are being timed (for an assessment) or even if they are just developing that habit. Reading for meaning and enjoyment might mean for some kids to slow down or maybe find easier texts that they can read fluently. I do agree, though, that some kids read so slowly that they lose meaning and most of their attention goes to deciphering the print.

  • Re: MaryBeth Davenport/Randi Lanier - Nakita Carson, Sun Dec 4 21:07
    Excellent presentation ladies! Reading fluency is such a tricky thing! Our school uses Imagine it and they really are pushing using reading fluency to improve comprehension. Did you see a connection... more
    • re: Nakita - Ginger Landers, Wed Dec 14 23:08
    • fluency and comprehension - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:13
      I am seeing now even a few weeks after the study ended that my students are reading more fluently and comprehending better. I noticed as I read with my highest group on Thursday during small groups... more
      • great news - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 11:11
        That's awesome Randi! I'm so glad you are continuing to see fluency growth. That's great news :)
    • Fluency and comprehension - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 5 10:34
      Thanks Nakita. I think there is absolutely a connection between reading fluency and comprehension. We noticed as students' fluency improved as we progressed through the interventions, that... more
      • Re: Fluency and comprehension - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:44
        Poetry makes for an excellent source to use for reading! Before Imagine it :( I used to always incorporate a poetry unit into my teaching of reading!
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RE 5040 Fall 2011