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Hailey Simon EDCI461 – Dr. Codling October 26, 2009 Rasinski (2004) Reading fluency is an essential part of instructional reading in education. It is important for students to make out words and follow along, but it is also very important for them to be able to read clearly with few pronunciation errors, minimal mental effort, and expression. This will give the text more meaning and students will develop a stronger comprehension for the story. This of course comes with much practice and isn’t naturally developed in beginning readers. This is an area of reading, which teachers can really influence and guide the students in. It is helpful for teachers to read stories out loud multiple times, while having the students follow along silently and then aloud. It is also a great idea to pair students up
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Unformatted text preview: with those of similar reading abilities or those with very different reading abilities so that they can learn from one another. They can orally read the stories to one another to develop a stronger idea about the story and the way it is meant to be read. Finally, another great option is to have students read along silently while listening to a fluent reading on tape. I have always found that to be helpful for me when I took foreign language courses in high school. It is beneficial to hear the tone and expression in the speaker’s voice, as well as listening to the pronunciation of the words. Repetition is essential for students learning to read fluently. They need to establish a strong background in basic reading before they can move to higher, more complex levels....
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