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ERIC Number: EJ792326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
What Aaron Taught Me about Fluency
Brand, Max
Instructor, v116 n3 p35-37 Oct 2006
In this article, the author shares the lessons he learned from Aaron, a 12-year old kid who had never been to school, on the importance of crafting systematic fluency lessons. The following are strategies that worked for them: (1) Demonstrate what fluency sounds and feels like; (2) Read aloud to the students at least three times a day from a variety of reading materials; (3) Craft welcoming morning messages for students; (4) Have students read short texts; (5) Have the students reread for a variety of purposes; (6) Keep the lessons brief and focused; (7) Have students read independently at length and for a variety of purposes; (8) Use enlarged text for shared reading; (9) When introducing a new text, discuss the features that will activate prior knowledge; and (10) Have students write throughout the day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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