RE 5040 Fall 2011
increasing reading fluency intensity
Sun Dec 4, 2011 11:50

One of the principles of RTI is to provide increased intensity to students who require something more than classmates (e.g., the kids in this study who were struggling with fluency). One way the Orange County Schools near Chapel Hill have begun doing this with Readers Theater is to have teachers read aloud the Readers Theater text and discuss it with kids, who follow along as it is read aloud. Then T-Th the kids practice reading the whole text silently (which is both faster and more supportive of comprehension and provides greater practice than just reading your own part). On Th they assign parts which kids then look at/practice overnight and a little on Friday before reading and performing the play in some way (recording a CD that goes in the back of the book in a pocket; reading aloud to another class; etc.). Progress has accelerated in this group beyond one year in each year of school.

  • Reply to Ruth Ann - beasleycm, Sat Dec 3 11:11
    Each strategy proved to work throughout the study. I use echo and choral reading during whole group instruction. Reader's theater is however the most liked among students. I believe this is because... more
    • increasing reading fluency intensity - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 11:50
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RE 5040 Fall 2011