Partnering for Fluency

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Guilford Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 142 pages
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Fluency instruction can be seamlessly incorporated into any elementary classroom with the help of this indispensable guide. Provided are fluency development ideas that are effective and motivating, including whole-class and small-group lessons, student-managed activities, and procedures involving classroom volunteers. The emphasis on partner-based learning and the wealth of practical applications make this book unique. Teachers will also appreciate the many real-life examples, tips from other practitioners, and recommended resources. Special features include reproducible assessment tools.
  

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Contents

A Brief Look at Oral Reading Fluency
1
The Research Base
11
Fluency Assessment
27
Preparing for Fluency Instruction
45
Fluency Lessons
55
Student Partners for Fluency Development
77
Volunteer Partners for Fluency Development
93
Resources for Fluency Instruction
113
Fluency as a Focus for Teacher Learning
123
References
131
Index
137
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About the author (2006)

Mary Kay Moskal, EdD, is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Saint Mary's College of California. She is also codirector of the after-school literacy learning clinic at a local elementary school. Dr. Moskal has presented and published on the topic of fluency, both locally and nationally.

Camille Blachowicz, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Reading Program at National College of Education of National-Louis University. Dr. Blachowicz has published extensively on vocabulary, comprehension, and reading difficulties, and is a nationally known staff developer. She has also been named by the International Reading Association to the roster of Outstanding Reading Teacher Educators.

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