ERIC Number: EJ866367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
A Lesson on Reading Fluency Learned from "The Tortoise and the Hare"
Hicks, Cynthia P.
Reading Teacher, v63 n4 p319-323 Dec 2009
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers are encountering greater numbers of students who read fast, and many times accurately, but who do not comprehend what is read. The current widely used practice of using one-minute timed passages to practice and assess oral reading fluency may have limitations which will be viewed by considering rate, accuracy, prosody, and comprehension. The role of each fluency component will be investigated along with the relationship between fluency and comprehension. Finally, ways to improve rereading and alternatives to rereading practice will be offered so that comprehension is enhanced. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Grade 2, Benchmarking, Goal Orientation, Oral Reading, Reading Rate
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 2
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