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The Fluent Reader

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A powerful new book to teach reading in a lively, interactive way. It opens with a clear research-based rationale for teaching oral reading, 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 important

Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Teaching Resources
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Jul 12, 2009 Alicia rated it it was amazing
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Not only does this book provide plenty of strategies for improving word recognition, fluency, and comprehension through oral reading, it does a nice job of explaining why oral reading should be done. Rasinski begins the book by presenting a theoretical and historical look at oral reading so the reader can understand how it benefits students and why it should be included in the classroom every day. Though the strategies presented in this book are geared toward K-3 classrooms, Rasinski also discus ...more
Apr 15, 2011 Nika rated it it was amazing
I am a big Timothy Rasinski fan! He has the heart of a teacher. I have used so many of his instructional strategies, even before implementing those from The Fluent Reader. I have seen significant gains in reading comprehension and oral reading skills since incorporating his suggestions for an oral reading program. Today, my 6th grade students are reading excerpt from Robin Hood, written in Old English, completes with thee, thous, dost, and couldst. Their voice inflection shows that they are gett ...more
Mar 21, 2010 Anna rated it it was amazing
This book is a must-read for any reading teacher. It has practical strategies that really work. I am now using "paired reading" with a student who has been struggling with fluency all of his life, and he is making great progress. I just wish I had read this book earlier.
Jan 04, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
What a great author!! I went to a reading conference and heard him speak; he is so inspiring! He makes me want to buy all of his books because they are full of fun strategies to teach kids to read!
Dec 23, 2010 M rated it liked it
This book has good reasons for why a student may not be a fluent reader and many ideas for how to fix that.
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Helpful to anyone attempting to teach students to read more fluently (or in a graduate reading program).
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I'm a dork and rereading this book because I am going to hear him speak in a few weeks.
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This book is has great ideas to increase the fluency of your students.
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May 31, 2010 Susan Kennedy rated it really liked it
Listen to Timothy rasinski's podcast from IRA about Fluency Lessons
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