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Ch 5: Developing Reading and Fluency Skills

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9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Developing Reading and Fluency Skills
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Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension

1. Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension

Oral reading fluency is an important element of reading comprehension. This lesson will explore that connection for teachers seeking to improve oral fluency with their students.

Steps in Learning to Read

2. Steps in Learning to Read

Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy

3. Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy

In this lesson, we learn to identify a student's current reading rate, level of fluency and mastery, and most importantly, learn the necessary strategies to enhance these skills.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

4. Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

Learn why fluency is important to reading comprehension and what strategies the experts recommend to improve a reader's accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll find out the basics of repeated reading and other techniques for teaching fluency.

Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction

5. Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction

This lesson will introduce prosody and the various elements of it by providing examples from a sample text. We'll also explain some ways to improve prosody.

Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

6. Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

Fluency is an important component of reading, and to teach it properly, we need to know how to assess it. This lesson gives you strategies for assessing the components of fluency.

Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students

7. Teaching Reading Strategies to ESL Students

Reading strategies help improve student literacy, but which strategies are appropriate for English as a second language (ESL) students? How can teachers incorporate reading strategies into their instruction to improve ESL students' literacy skills? Keep reading to find out.

Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

8. Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

Learning to read can be a fun and exciting experience for young students. Providing activities that promote reading fluency helps to improve a child's skill.

Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

9. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.

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