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Kuhn, Melanie; Rasinski, Timothy; Zimmerman, Belinda – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
Effective fluency instruction should focus on reading with understanding, rather than simply reading quickly or expressively. This article outlines three research-based instructional approaches that assist students in developing accurate, automatic word recognition and prosody; at the same time, they ensure learners attend to the text's meaning as…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Rasinski, Timothy – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
Although reading fluency has been dismissed and overlooked as an important component of effective reading instruction, the author makes that case that fluency continues to be essential for success in learning to read. Moreover, many students who struggle in reading manifest difficulties in reading fluency. After defining reading fluency, the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Teaching Methods, Reading Difficulties
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Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
Reading fluency is one of the underlying factors of successful language curricula and it is also one of the defining characteristics of good readers. A lack of fluency is a common characteristic of struggling readers. There is a growing body of research that demonstrates proficiency in reading fluency is important for success in learning to read…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Turkish, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries