Fluency in the Classroom

Author: Melanie R. Kuhn
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593855737
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Offers two distinct approaches to oral reading instruction that can be incorporated into primary-grade literacy curricula and includes lesson plan ideas, vignettes and examples, and reproducibles.

Developing Fluent Readers

Author: Melanie R. Kuhn
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462518990
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Viewing fluency as a bridge between foundational skills and open-ended learning, this book guides teachers through effective instruction and assessment of fluent reading skills in the primary grades. Fluency?s relationship to phonological awareness, phonics, and print concepts is explained, and practical methods are shared for integrating fluency instruction in a literacy curriculum grounded in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Classroom examples, weekly lesson plans, and extensive lists of recommended texts add to the book?s utility for teachers.

The Megabook of Fluency

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Scholastic Professional
ISBN: 9781338257014
Format: PDF, ePub
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All the latest research on fluency plus dozens of practical lessons and ready-to-use fluency-priming tools, including partner poems, word ladders, and more!

From Fluency to Comprehension

Author: Timothy Rasinski
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462511813
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Helping teachers move beyond fluency as measured by speed alone, this book focuses on building the skills that students need to read accurately, meaningfully, and expressively--the essential components of reading comprehension. Each concise chapter presents a tried-and-true instructional or assessment strategy and shows how K-12 teachers can apply it in their own classrooms, using a wide variety of engaging texts. Special features include classroom examples, "Your Turn" activities, and 24 reproducible forms, in a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Building Fluency

Author: Wiley Blevins
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439288385
Format: PDF, Docs
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Shares practical ideas for facilitating reading fluency in elementary school students, includes assessments, strategies, and word lists.

Teaching the Brain to Read

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616616
Format: PDF
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Reading comes easily to some students, but many struggle with some part of this complex process that requires many areas of the brain to operate together through an intricate network of neurons. As a classroom teacher who has also worked as a neurologist, Judy Willis offers a unique perspective on how to help students not only learn the mechanics of reading and comprehension, but also develop a love of reading. She shows the importance of establishing a nonthreatening environment and provides teaching strategies that truly engage students and help them * Build phonemic awareness * Manipulate patterns to improve reading skills * Improve reading fluency * Combat the stress and anxiety that can inhibit reading fluency * Increase vocabulary *Overcome reading difficulties that can interfere with comprehension By enriching your understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli, this book will change the way you understand and teach reading skills--and help all your students become successful readers.

Fluency Strategies for Struggling Readers

Author: Marcia Delany
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
ISBN: 9780439609708
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This must-have collection of fluency-building strategies from a reading specialist target and remedy common problems of struggling readers. Each lesson guides teachers step-by-step through introducing and modeling the strategy and providing engaging independent practice. Lessons teach key fluency objectives that build comprehension: reading smoothly with automatic decoding and an appropriate rate, reading with accurate word recognition, and reading expressively with attention to punctuation, meaningful phrasing, and context. For use with Grades 1-3.

The Fluency Factor

Author: Timothy Rasinski
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774545
Format: PDF
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Reading fluency has been identified in the Common Core Standards as a foundational competency for reading proficiency. This resource provides teachers with approaches to fluency instruction that are effective, engaging, and easy to implement. The authors begin with a comprehensive definition of reading fluency, a discussion of why fluency has fallen out of favor in recent years, and evidence of its importance to literacy instruction. They follow up with authentic approaches to reading fluency that teachers and literacy interventionists can immediately use to improve students’ overall proficiency in reading. A unique feature of the book are the participation sections “What do you think?” and “What we think,” which challenge the reader to engage in issues related to fluency—from concept, to assessment, to instruction—and then check their views against those of the authors. This important new book updates and adds to Timothy Rasinski’s classic text, The Fluent Reader. Book Features: Vignettes of teachers implementing research-based fluency instruction. Teaching strategies and classroom activities to help struggling readers. Full descriptions of the authors’ original, highly successful approaches to improving fluency. Resources for assessment and instruction of reading fluency. A new concept of reading instruction as an art as well as a science. “How delighted I was to find . . .wonderfully doable assessments and classroom activities that would truly teach children to read fluently and develop expressive reading as the bridge between word identification and comprehension.” —Pat Cunningham, Wake Forest University

Fluency Instruction

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462504302
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"Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers"--

Tiered Fluency Instruction

Author: Chase Young
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1496608054
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fluency is an important part of comprehension, but how can teachers make sure they're providing the support that all readers need? Tiered Fluency Instruction: Supporting Learners in Grades 2-5 will help teachers meet this challenge. This resource will provide fluency support for all students, including disfluent readers. Chapters are included on RTI Tiers, assessment and ways to integrate technology.