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ERIC Number: EJ1012764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Fluency Idol: Using Pop Culture to Engage Students and Boost Fluency Skills
Calo, Kristine M.; Woolard-Ferguson, Taylor; Koitz, Ellen
Reading Teacher, v66 n6 p454-458 Mar 2013
This article shares an oral reading practice that develops children's fluency skills, with a particular emphasis on performance reading and prosody. The authors share their experiences with Fluency Idol! as a way to engage young children by tapping into pop culture. The practice emphasizes repeated readings, feedback, practice, and performance while encouraging children to read aloud to one another. Applications to a second grade classroom as well as in a college reading clinic are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A