Practical Fluency

Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6

All teachers know helping students become fluent in reading and writing involves more than measuring reading rates. Growth in fluency comes when teachers balance regular, systematic instruction with short bursts of teaching targeted to individual needs. But what does this look like in practice? And how can teachers integrate more fluency instruction into already packed literacy schedules?

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All teachers know helping students become fluent in reading and writing involves more than measuring reading rates. Growth in fluency comes when teachers balance regular, systematic instruction with short bursts of teaching targeted to individual needs. But what does this look like in practice? And how can teachers integrate more fluency instruction into already packed literacy schedules?

Max and Gayle Brand worked together with students and colleagues over many years to discover the m...read more

About the Author(s)

Max became a teacher because he loves to learn and teaching gives him the chance to learn a ton every day.

"Each day is a new experience. No matter what you plan for, the kids take ownership and extend thinking/understanding to fantastic heights."

Gayle works as a curricular support (K-5) Teacher mornings at Scottish Corners school in Dublin, Ohio, and in the afternoons she is the literacy teacher for a primary multiage class (grades 1-2). 

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Note to Readers
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Read-Aloud: Talk and Text Demonstrations
Chapter 3: Rereading
Chapter 4: Short Bursts for Building Stamina
Chapter 5: Ongoing Assessment for Targeted Instruction
Appendix
Bibliography

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0410Item No: 0721Item No: B410
ISBN: 978-157110-410-6ISBN: 978-157110-721-3ISBN: 978-15711B-410-6

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