Fluency Matters


Timothy RASINSKI


Abstract

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 article explores proven methods for improving reading fluency, and finally explores questions regarding fluency that when answered may lead to a greater emphasis on and understanding of reading fluency as a necessary part of teaching reading.


Keywords

Fluency, Reading, Struggling Readers, Automaticity, Prosody

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 3 - 12
Issue IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 1, Special Issue Reading Fluency
Date of acceptance 01 October 2014
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Author(s) Details

Timothy RASINSKI

Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA, United States


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