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Reading Fluency and Comprehension - Chapter Summary
Teachers can use this chapter to expand their skills and understanding regarding the reading fluency and comprehension of students, with lessons addressing key instructional methods, concepts and considerations. Topics covered include:
- Reading models
- Teaching automaticity and fluency
- Improving reading fluency in students
- Defining and teaching reading comprehension
- Positive and negative influences on reading comprehension
The practice quizzes accompanying each lesson make for a handy way of double-checking comprehension before moving on, each providing the option of jumping back to the relevant point of the lesson whenever a question is answered incorrectly. And if you'd like to keep studying away from your computer, you can also print these quizzes as worksheets.
1. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency
Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.
2. What is a Reading Model? - Definition & Overview
What are reading models and how do they fit into classroom instruction? This lesson outlines the three major types of reading models and shows how each work.
3. 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.
4. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency
Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.
5. Measuring Students' Accuracy, Rate & Prosody Levels Through Assessments
Measuring a student's reading requires a close look at several components, such as accuracy, rate, and prosody. What are these things, and how are they assessed? This lesson outlines ways to select or design an assessment that measures these components of reading.
6. What is Reading Comprehension?
When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.
7. How to Teach Reading Comprehension
Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.
8. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?
Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.
9. Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
We'll define the terms decoding, fluency, and comprehension. We'll also list common errors that students with reading disabilities make with these skills, and address direct instruction methods teachers can use to assist these students.
10. Teaching ELL Students to Read
There has been an increase in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson highlights ways to teach ELLs to become successful readers.
11. Developing Reading & Writing Proficiency in English Learners
The successful development of reading and writing skills is essential for English learners. This lesson provides teacher with effective approaches and scaffolding strategies designed to increase the reading and writing proficiency of English learners.
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- Phonics & Phonological Awareness
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- Significant Authors, Poets & Literary Works
- Writing Mechanics & Conventions
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- Research Instruction for Texas Educators
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