The Fluent Reader: Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension

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Scholastic Inc., 2003 - Education - 192 pages
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Looking for lively, interactive ways to teach reading? This powerful new book can help. It opens with a clear, research-based rationale for teaching oral reading, stressing the connections among word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. From there, Rasinski provides the strategies themselves -- read aloud, repeated reading, performance reading, and many more. The strategies are fun, easy to implement, and -- most importantly -- effective in helping children read with ease, confidence, and understanding.

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This is an awesome book that is full of ideas on how to teach our students to read fluently. I strongly encourage all teachers who teach reading to buy and read this book! I would also advise parents of struggling readers to buy this book as well! It has changed the way I teach reading! Also, if you get the chance to go to one of Mr. Rasinski's trainings, I would jump at the chance if I were you! I am one of those people who bring things to do during trainings, just in case I am bored! I attended one of his two day trainings and it was awesome and held my attention the entire time! BUY THE BOOK! Do not borrow it as you will most definitely refer back to it! 


Overview of Oral Reading A Brief History and Rationale
Read Aloud Modeling Reading and Motivating Readers
Supported Reading Providing a Scaffold for Your Developing and Struggling Readers
Repeated Reading Implementing a Powerful Tool for Practicing Reading
Performance Reading Turning Research on Repeated Reading into Engaging and Effective Instruction
Creating Synergy Lessons That Integrate Oral Reading Activities
Oral Reading In and Across the Curriculum Making Reading Fluency an Everyday Classroom Experience
Assessing Word Recognition and Fluency Through Oral Reading Effective Ways to Check Students Progress
Bibliography of Professional Books and Articles
Readers Theater Scripts from Great Speeches in American History

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