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ERIC Number: ED521531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 198
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-3980-8676-3
Exploring Silent Reading Fluency: Its Nature and Development
Taylor, Stanford E.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
It is the goal of this book to provide unique and helpful information to reading and curriculum specialists who are looking for ways to improve the silent reading proficiency of their students. While the background information is, at times, technical, the recommendations as to the skill areas that require improvement as well as the computer techniques that can produce this improvement will prove extremely helpful in planning for a more comprehensive reading proficiency course of instruction. Reading and tutoring centers will naturally be interested in both the diagnostic eye-movement recording techniques available through computer technology. The ability for clients to use this silent reading development technology at home, beyond usual clinic hours, is certainly an advantage in terms of reading remediation. Reading researchers should also be intrigued by the comprehensive description of the silent reading process as well as the effects of oral reading on the development of proficiency in silent reading. Especially helpful should be the information revealed through eye-movement recordings about the many subliminal factors involved in the process of reading, as well as the changes produced by today's web-based computer techniques to modify the basic visual/functional, perceptual, and information processing skills that comprise the silent reading process. The purpose of the book is multifaceted. It discusses the complexity of the reading process and calls attention to the fact that some of the more basic visual/functional, perceptual and information processing skills that constitute proficient reading are not addressed in most core or basal reading programs today. By reading this book, reading educators will be able to embrace the advantages that computer technology can offer when planning a curriculum for students that will successfully develop proficiency and fluency in silent reading. Contents of this book include: (1) The Dynamic Activity of Reading (Stanford E. Taylor); (2) Eye-Movement Recording of the Reading Process (Stanford E. Taylor); (3) Technology's Role in Silent Reading Fluency Development (Stanford E. Taylor); (4) Oculomotor Activity During Reading (Stanford E. Taylor and S. Jay Samuels); (5) Moving Toward Fluency in Silent Reading (Stanford E. Taylor and Timothy Rasinski); and (6) Today's Technology to Develop Silent Reading Proficiency and Fluency (Stanford E. Taylor and Alexandra Spichtig). An index is included. (Contains 14 tables.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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