The Fluent Reader (2nd Edition) Oral & Silent Reading Strategies for Building Fluency, Word Recognition & Comprehension

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2010
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Theory an

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Tim Rasinski’s groundbreaking book has been updated to include coverage of the latest research on fluency, teaching strategies based on that research, new classroom vignettes, and suggestions for using a variety of texts to teach fluency such as poetry, speeches, and monologues and dialogues. You’ll also find background information, assessment tools, step-by-step lessons, and teaching tips—plus a DVD with clips showing the strategies in action.

For use with Grades 1–8.

Author Biography

Timothy V. Rasinski, professor of literacy education at Kent State Univesity, has written more than 200 articles and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. His research on reading fluency has been cited by the National Reading Panel. Tim has served on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and as editor of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Literacy Research. He is past president of the College Reading Association and has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010, he was elected to the IRA Hall of Fame. Tim began his career as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher.

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Incredibly useful! June 26, 2011
I have found this textbook incredibly useful, generous in the "extras" it provides, and very encouraging to the teacher, the educational therapist, the parent, and the student. It gets across a lot of information in as painless a way as possible. It reads very easily, gives many strategies, and contains resources to implement the strategies. Strongly recommend this resource to others!
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