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The Fluent Reader
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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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
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
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.