S1-04. The importance of fluency instruction: Tim Rasinski
Susan and Tim Rasinski, author of The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers, discuss his work at the reading clinic at Kent State University, the aspects of good fluency instruction, what constitutes fluency, and how reading speed is correlated to word recognition and automaticity. He stresses the importance of fluency and finding ways to be artful while teaching reading.
“Fluency is the bridge and we can’t ignore it.”
“Speed is the consequence of automaticity–automaticity is not the consequence of speed.”
The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers by Tim Rasinski
Why Reading Should be Hot! by Tim Rasinski
Website with articles and blog: timrasinski.com
Fluency: The Neglected Reading Goal by Richard Allington
After Decoding: What? by Carol Chomsky
The Method of Repeated Readings by Dr. S. Jay Samuels
Jean Chall's Stages of Reading Development
Tim Shanahan interview on The Science of Reading
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