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Teaching & Improving Language Fluency - Chapter Summary
This short chapter can serve as a fantastic resource for studying the basics of teaching and improving language fluency. Engaging lessons make it easy to grasp topics that include oral fluency, prosody, automaticity and ways to improve reading rates. Review these lessons at a pace that suits your schedule. When finished, you will be able to:
- Define oral fluency and discuss its relationship to reading comprehension
- List and describe strategies for improving reading rates and accuracy
- Share strategies for teaching fluency and automaticity
- Discuss elements and the instruction of prosody
- Describe formal and informal techniques for assessing fluency
Feel free to tailor your review of this chapter to suit your unique study needs and habits. Select one, several or all lessons to view, and navigate them in any order that will effectively improve your understanding of ways to teach and improve language fluency. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can check your knowledge of the lessons. Any questions that arise while studying this chapter can be submitted to our experts using the Dashboard.
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.
2. 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.
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. 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.
5. 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.
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