Fluency has risen to the top of todayâ€™s instructional agenda and yet it is a process that is still unfamiliar terrain for many teachers. To help teachers acquire a fuller understanding of the complexity of fluency development, literacy researcher and best-selling author Dick Allington offers clear recommendations to guide classroom teachers in fostering development with a few modest changes to their daily reading lessons that will strengthen every studentâ€™s fluency development in his book What Really Matters in Fluency. Unlike any other book on the topic of fluency, Dick Allington provides a research-base that supports wide, free voluntary reading as an overlooked component in the development of reading fluency along with implications this has for planning fluency interventions. In addition, Dick provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors that inhibit fluency growth and a number of research-based instructional strategies and routines for turning struggling readers into fluent and achieving readers.Â Teachers will be inspired and confident to teach fluency!
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- Provides a complete review of the theoretical foundations of fluency development.
- Details the difference between fluency and simple rapid reading to provide teachers with background knowledge of what fluency is, how it develops, and why it is important.
- Features a complete analysis of today's popular fluency assessments and their limitations and offers a detailed framework for developing techniques for monitoring fluency development.
- Presents teachers with friendly tools for assessing and monitoring fluency development and the instructional conditions that foster it.
- Includes numerous websites that provide teacher-friendly information, strategies, and tools for fluency instruction.
Author : Richard L. Allington
ISBN : 0205570585
Language : English
No of Pages : 144
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 4/3/2008
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9x7.4x0.5
Book weight : 0.01
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