You’ll find answers to these questions—and more—in this volume compiled by noted fluency expert Timothy Rasinski.
The 16 articles, published originally in IRA’s influential journal The Reading Teacher, provide a clear definition of fluency, describe its importance, suggest research-based strategies for instruction to support fluency development, tackle how it should be measured, and emphasize the appropriate use of assessment data.
This convenient resource highlights the best thinking of recognized leaders in the field, including Richard Allington, S. Jay Samuels, Keith Topping, and Rasinski himself. The articles are supplemented with questions for reflection, making this book ideal for personal professional development and for teacher education.
* Key academic vocabulary
* Essential questions to consider during instruction
* Steps to prepare, initiate, and demonstrate the strategy
* Collaboration, reflection, and application instructions for students
* Tips for adapting and extending the lesson
* Evaluation tools
With a focus on reaching various learning styles in today's diverse classrooms, these lessons will help your primary-level learners accumulate literacy achievement for long-term retention, even over the summer. Engage your students with this unique gradual release model that works!