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The Hows and Whys of Fluency Instruction

The Hows and Whys of Fluency Instruction
Author: Melanie R. Kuhn
ISBN 13: 9780205542161
ISBN 10: 205542166
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-08-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $34.99

Incorporating the strategies that matter most to develop fluency for all readers, Melanie presents teachers with research-based best-practices to implement with a range of readers – from students who are making the transition to fluency in the second and third grades to struggling readers in the fourth grade and beyond–who have experienced difficulty with this transition. Drawing on her years as a classroom teacher and reading specialist, Melanie presents explicit instruction, scaffolding tips, and examples of gradual release of responsibility model to guide teachers and literacy coaches in the integration of oral reading into the shared reading curriculum or one-on-one work with a struggling reader. Her friendly advice, suggestions for various reading materials, and instructional strategies fit into every classroom where readers struggle. Melanie thoughtfully outlines specific approaches for curriculum-based assessments of learners’ reading fluency to help teachers determine whether students are making appropriate progress and to identify which students need to focus on fluency development. Every teacher and reading coach will find there is a place for fluency within their literacy curriculum!

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  • Organizes the approaches in an easy-to-follow format according to the type of student grouping that it being implemented in a given instructional setting, whether working with small groups, whole class, or individual learners.

  • Presents both the theoretical framework behind fluent reading as well as the role of oral reading in the history of U.S. schools.

  • Incorporates a wide range of texts to expose students to a greater number of concepts and a larger vocabulary.