RE 5040 Fall 2011
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MaryBeth
Fluency and comprehension
Mon Dec 5, 2011 10:34
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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 comprehension improved as well. Students wanted to talk about the poems and what they meant, and also when we would try to assess WPM from a "fresh" read, it seems that students showed more interest in talking about the story/pictures while they read. In turn, this probably lowered our WPM scores, but it was hard for us not to be happy about their interest in what they were reading.

  • 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
      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... more
    • 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
      • 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