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ERIC Number: ED497272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5574-5ISBN-978-1-5938-5574-1
Fluency in the Classroom
Kuhn, Melanie R., Ed.; Schwanenflugel, Paula J., Ed.
Guilford Publications
This book offers two distinct approaches to oral reading instruction that can easily be incorporated into primary-grade literacy curricula. It enables teachers to go beyond the conventional "round-robin" approach by providing strong instructional support and using challenging texts. Grounded in research and classroom experience, the book explains what works and why in helping students build comprehension along with word recognition and the expressive elements of oral reading. Specific lesson plan ideas and helpful vignettes and examples make this a useful classroom resource. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Becoming a Fluent Reader: From Theory to Practice (Paula J. Schwanenflugel and Hilary P. Ruston); (2) Fluency-Oriented Reading: Two Whole-Class Approaches (Melanie R. Kuhn and Deborah G. Woo); (3) Classroom Practices for Supporting Fluency Development (Elizabeth B. Meisinger and Barbara A. Bradley); (4) Creating Opportunities for Comprehension within Fluency-Oriented Reading (Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl); (5) Motivating the Development of Reading Fluency (Matthew Quirk); (6) Fluency and Struggling Readers: Using the PHAST and RAVE-O Programs (Eileen A. Cohen, Rose A. Sevcik, Maryanne Wolf, Maureen W. Lovett, and Robin D. Morris); (7) The Family and Fluency: Developing the Home-School Connection (Lesley Mandel Morrow); (8) Assessing Reading Fluency (Justin Miller and Carolyn A. Groff); and (9) The Word Zone Fluency Curriculum: An Alternative Approach (Elfrieda H. Heibert). (Contains index.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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