RE 5040 Fall 2011
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another overlooked fluency strategy
Sun Dec 4, 2011 12:02

Anyone who is 30 or older probably went to school when and where no one taught reading fluency. My guess is (nearly) all of us read fluently. The way that we became that way was reading tons of stuff that was interesting and easy (remember when teachers picked books based on an informal assessment of difficulty and interesting-ness). Silent reading daily in personally chosen materials of interest for 10 or more minutes a day has research-supported benefits on reading comprehension and fluency. Not to mention children's choices to become lifelong readers. And it is not publicly embarrassing as all oral reading strategies often are for older poor readers.

  • making adjustments - Ruth Ann Timmons, Wed Nov 30 00:56
    When working with students, as all of us know, it is important to constantly monitor and adjust our instruction based on their needs. I think this includes paying attention to their interest level,... more
    • another overlooked fluency strategy - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 12:02
      • Re: another overlooked fluency strategy - Nakita Carson, Wed Dec 7 20:04
        I remember we did reading groups on our levels in a basal. Most of our interaction with books came when my teachers did read alouds with us.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011