S1-04. The importance of fluency instruction: Tim Rasinski

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This is a podcast episode titled, S1-04. The importance of fluency instruction: Tim Rasinski. The summary for this episode is: <p>Susan and Tim Rasinski, author of <em>The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers</em>, 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.</p><p><b>Quotes:</b></p><p>“Fluency is the bridge and we can’t ignore it.”</p><p>“Speed is the consequence of automaticity–automaticity is not the consequence of speed.”</p><p><b>Resources:</b></p><p><a href='https://www.amazon.com/Megabook-Fluency-Timothy-V-Rasinski/dp/1338257013'>The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers </a>by Tim Rasinski</p><p><a href='https://www.judsonu.edu/uploadedFiles/__Judson_Public/Academics/Graduate/Master_of_Education_in_Literacy/Rasinski%20-%20Why%20Fluency%20Shd%20be%20Hot.pdf'>Why Reading Should be Hot! </a>by Tim Rasinski</p><p>Email: <a href='mailto:trasinsk@kent.edu'>trasinsk@kent.edu</a></p><p>Website with articles and blog: <a href='http://timrasinski.com/'>timrasinski.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href='https://twitter.com/TimRasinski1?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor'>@trasinski1</a></p><p><a href='https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/centers/rwd'>Kent State Reading Clinic</a></p><p><b>Additional resources:</b></p><p><a href='https://www.jstor.org/stable/20198272?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents'>Fluency: The Neglected Reading Goal</a> by Richard Allington</p><p><a href='https://www.jstor.org/stable/41404149?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents'>After Decoding: What?</a> by Carol Chomsky</p><p><a href='https://atuckre5710.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/method-of-repeated-reading.pdf'>The Method of Repeated Readings</a> by Dr. S. Jay Samuels</p><p>Jean Chall&apos;s <a href='https://www.learner.org/courses/readwrite/media/pdf/RWD.DLU1.ChallsStages.pdf'>Stages of Reading Development</a></p><p>Tim Shanahan interview on <a href='https://shanahanonliteracy.com/blog/what-is-the-science-of-reading'>The Science of Reading</a><br/><br/>Want to discuss the episode? Join our <a href='https://www.facebook.com/groups/729021010879697/?fref=mentions&amp;__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB19MDO9h2XaT7NPmdurqUcIWKdw-c7A4FN3ttABBPKJJHh50fSJjSNGgMr10PjyDcNVduxzexsP75fRdm00AVrPj36IqIWQn-ChVnpYFI0y5htYV0OIujQH0pW7HU8W4GDE0f7v3tHJQnFcSj9IFMcsUNuouMltvOZ97ixorSJI5_2h7X9_TDh12ng-Njx1V85Rnzu38AZv3XFMl_qml392W7jzH7Fw8Vs_JyvNolAmRgWqdIdAyqEKho2WQgoAoXANVgWto8wyZSpVikJdzwgrYmlIR120zQ8V4yI5_eDTI9GN_GYiU6SswHclY45l7IMEiSkMnKKiWyAefpUVc2ilg&amp;__tn__=K-R'>Facebook group <em>Science of Reading: The Community</em></a>.</p>

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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.

Quotes:

“Fluency is the bridge and we can’t ignore it.”

“Speed is the consequence of automaticity–automaticity is not the consequence of speed.”

Resources:

The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers by Tim Rasinski

Why Reading Should be Hot! by Tim Rasinski

Email: trasinsk@kent.edu

Website with articles and blog: timrasinski.com

Twitter: @trasinski1

Kent State Reading Clinic

Additional resources:

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

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.