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Ashley Pennell
Multidimensional Fluency Rubric
Mon Nov 24, 2014 19:43
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We just discussed the subjectivity of using a scale to rate prosody, specifically Rasinski's scale, in Dr. Trathen's class this past Saturday. We even practiced "rating" the different areas of fluency (including teased apart components of prosody) using Rasinski's scale and found that the areas his scale measures are trivial when it comes to determining if a child is a fluent reader.. For example, we had to evaluate a child's smoothness and pace. As Laura said, it was difficult with younger readers - we were primarily listening to 4th grade readers who were reading either on grade level or below grade level. Basically, the conclusion was that prosody is important, but is not a key determiner in whether a reader is fluent -- best measure was rate. However, I do think a simplified version of the scale could be beneficial for older students to evaluate their reading aloud, specifically in preparation for public speaking or giving a presentation.

  • Models and Rubrics - Laura Hansen, Sun Nov 23 21:55
    Rachel, I am an avid audiobook listener. I love listening to the narration of a story and got excited when I read your idea of students rating various readings and I think it would be incredibly... more
    • Multidimensional Fluency Rubric - Ashley Pennell, Mon Nov 24 19:43
      • Re Rubric - Rachel Yakey, Tue Nov 25 10:13
        It what ways would you modify it, since you are familiar with the rubric.
    • Rasinski's - Rachel Yakey, Mon Nov 24 07:16
      Laura, that is a great idea. I had thought to use people other than my students reading because I didn't want to embarrass anyone. Is that something I can get online or do you have a copy of it?
      • Rasinski - Melissa Boyd, Mon Nov 24 17:50
        Rachel--just google Rasinski's Four Point Fluency Rubric.
        • Re Melissa - Rachel Yakey, Tue Nov 25 10:14
          Thank you!
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