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ERIC Number: EJ773690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Using Partners to Build Reading Fluency
Marr, Mary Beth; Dugan, Katherine Keller
Preventing School Failure, v51 n2 p52-55 Win 2007
Fluent reading is an important goal of reading instruction and is becoming a significant measure of reading development. This article describes the fluency coach model--a model for improving reading in the classroom. The fluency model incorporates these elements of successful practice and effective instruction, including: (1) modeling fluent reading for the student; (2) providing support or feedback with difficult words; (3) providing opportunities for students to read a text more than once to gain comfort and control over the reading; (4) charting student progress; and (5) identifying a benchmark or target the student needs to achieve with each reading. In this model, peer partners are selected to coach and support the struggling readers. Coaches assist with modeling fluent reading, providing feedback, timing, and charting fluency progress. Coaches are given a list of explicit directions to guide them with each fluency session. Simple steps involved in the partner-fluency model are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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