The Megabook of Fluency

The Megabook of Fluency

All the latest research on fluency plus dozens of practical lessons and ready-to-use fluency-priming tools, including partner poems, word ladders, and more!

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski

Publisher: Scholastic Professional

ISBN: 1338257013


Page: 320

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All the latest research on fluency plus dozens of practical lessons and ready-to-use fluency-priming tools, including partner poems, word ladders, and more!

Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency

He is author of best-selling books on reading fluency, The Fluent Reader and The Megabook of Fluency. Tim's scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who ...

Author: Timothy Rasinski

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039432684

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Reading fluency has been identified as a key component of proficient reading. Research has consistently demonstrated significant and substantial correlations between reading fluency and overall reading achievement. Despite the great potential for fluency to have a significant outcome on students’ reading achievement, it continues to be not well understood by teachers, school administrators and policy makers. The chapters in this volume examine reading fluency from a variety of perspectives. The initial chapter sketches the history of fluency as a literacy instruction component. Following chapters examine recent studies and approaches to reading fluency, followed by chapters that explore actual fluency instruction models and the impact of fluency instruction. Assessment of reading fluency is critical for monitoring progress and identifying students in need of intervention. Two articles on assessment, one focused on word recognition and the other on prosody, expand our understanding of fluency measurement. Finally, a study from Turkey explores the relationship of various reading competencies, including fluency, in an integrated model of reading. Our hope for this volume is that it may spark a renewed interest in research into reading fluency and fluency instruction and move toward making fluency instruction an even more integral part of all literacy instruction.
Categories: Social Science

Reading in a Second Language

Reading in a Second Language

The fluent reader: Oral and silent reading strategies for building fluency, word recognition and comprehension (2nd ed.). Scholastic. ... The megabook of fluency: Strategies and texts to engage all readers. Scholastic.

Author: William Grabe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108882491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 603

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Understanding reading abilities and their development is fundamental for language comprehension and human cognition. Now in its second edition, this book draws on research from multiple disciplines to explain reading abilities in both L1 and L2, and shows how this research can be applied in practice in order to support reading development. Research into reading has progressed a great deal since the first edition was published, so this edition has been completely updated and revised, in order to reflect these advances. All chapters present updated research studies, and completely new chapters are included on the neurocognition of reading, reading-writing relationships, and digital reading. If you want to know how reading works, no matter the language(s) involved, as well as how it can be taught effectively, this book provides a persuasive research foundation and many practical insights. It is essential reading for academic researchers and students in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Closing the Reading Gap

Closing the Reading Gap

Reading fluency instruction: Moving beyond accuracy, automaticity, and prosody. ... Three-minute reading assessments: Word recognition, fluency, and comprehension for grades 1–4. New York, NY: Scholastic; ... The megabook of fluency.

Author: Alex Quigley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000046670

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Our pupils’ success will be defined by their ability to read fluently and skilfully. But despite universal acceptance of reading’s vital importance, the reading gap in our classroom remains, and it is linked to an array of factors, such as parental wealth, education and book ownership, as well as classroom practice. To close this gap, we need to ensure that every teacher has the knowledge and skill to teach reading with confidence. In Closing the Reading Gap, Alex Quigley explores the intriguing history and science of reading, synthesising the debates and presenting a wealth of usable evidence about how children develop most efficiently as successful readers. Offering practical strategies for teachers at every phase of their teaching career, as well as tackling issues such as dyslexia and the role of technology, the book helps teachers to be an expert in how pupils ‘learn to read’ as well as how they ‘read to learn’ and explores how reading is vital for unlocking a challenging academic curriculum for every student. With a focus on nurturing pupils’ will and skill to read for pleasure and purpose, this essential volume provides practical solutions to help all teachers create a rich reading culture that will enable every student to thrive in school and far beyond the school gates.
Categories: Education

Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Development

He is author of the best selling books on reading fluency The Fluent Reader and The Megabook of Fluency. Tim's scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who ...

Author: Timothy Rasinski

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038977346

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Knowledge of word meanings is critical to success in reading. A reader cannot fully understand a text in which the meaning to a significant number of words is unknown. Vocabulary knowledge has long been correlated with proficiency in reading. Yet, national surveys of student vocabulary knowledge have demonstrated that student growth in vocabulary has been stagnant at best. This volume offers new insights into vocabulary knowledge and vocabulary teaching. Articles range from a presentation of theories of vocabulary that guide instruction to innovative methods and approaches for teaching vocabulary. Special emphasis is placed on teaching academic and disciplinary vocabulary that is critical to success in content area learning. Our hope for this volume is that it may spark a renewed interest in research into vocabulary and vocabulary instruction and move toward making vocabulary instruction an even more integral part of all literacy and disciplinary instruction.
Categories: Education

Shake Up Shared Reading Grades PreK 3

Shake Up Shared Reading  Grades PreK 3

In their resource The Megabook of Fluency, Tim Rasinski and Melissa Cheesman Smith (2018, p. 8) offer the helpful acronym EARS to use when focusing on fluency during shared reading interactions. Fluency is the ability to read with the ...

Author: Maria Walther

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071872215

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The joyful path from rich read-aloud experiences toward supporting young readers’ independence. When young readers join their voices together in shared reading, their literacy skills and confidence soar. Shared reading surrounds students with the language of stories and the delight of learning in community. In Shake Up Shared Reading, veteran teacher Maria Walther offers teachers a simple but robust scaffolding for moving from teacher-led demonstration of read aloud to student-led discovery of literacy skills—across the bridge of shared reading. This easily adaptable structure features short, targeted bursts of shared reading that are connected to and planned as a follow-up to a read-aloud experience. The resource includes: Read-aloud experiences drawn from 50 recently published works of children’s literature from varied voices, that provide the foundation for the short, intensive shared reading interactions that follow. 100 short, laser-focused bursts of shared reading, two for each title, that invite students to dig deeper, with a precise aim in mind—perfect for a variety of learning contexts including virtual settings. Key vocabulary, kid-friendly definitions, along with a Nudge Toward Independence section for each shared reading interaction help teachers connect shared reading to guided reading lessons and students’ independent literacy learning. A companion website offering reproducibles and a Learning Target Chart that gives an at-a-glance view of every read aloud learning target and shared reading focus, along related titles and additional links. Let the power of a read aloud and shared reading lead your students to read, talk, ponder, and react on the way to becoming joyful, independent readers.
Categories: Education

Every Minute Matters Grades K 5

Every Minute Matters  Grades K 5

For more information on prosody, fluency, and instructional ideas, check out the work of Timothy Rasinksi. I'm particularly fond of this one: • Rasinski, T., & Smith, M. C. (2018). The megabook of fluency. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Author: Molly Ness

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071818305

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Make the most of every instructional minute with engaging literacy activities Teachers are faced with a real challenge: time. There is never enough time to do it all. While teachers don’t have the power to create more minutes in the day, they do have the power to be effective with the time given. Ness introduces 40 innovative activities designed to replace seatwork. These literacy-rich alternatives for classroom transitions are presented alongside · Research on instructional time · Strategies for maximizing every minute of instruction · Suggestions for improving efficiency to expand independent reading and writing · Reflective practices to help teachers examine how they use the time they have
Categories: Education

Teaching in Today s Inclusive Classrooms A Universal Design for Learning Approach

Teaching in Today s Inclusive Classrooms  A Universal Design for Learning Approach

Improving oral reading fluency in middle-school students: A comparison of repeated reading and listening passage preview. ... The megabook of fluency. ... Teaching reading fluency to struggling readers: Method, materials, and evidence.

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357625156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Concise and accessible, Gargiulo/Metcalf's TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS: A UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING APPROACH, 4th edition, equips you with a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms. It is the first inclusion textbook with a consistent, integrated emphasis on UDL -- a key educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. Aligned with InTASC and CEC standards, this hands-on text delivers foundational information about children with disabilities included in today's classrooms as well as the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Extensive coverage of Common Core State Standards is coupled with insightful case studies and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Transforming Teachers Online Pedagogical Reasoning for Engaging K 12 Students in Virtual Learning

Handbook of Research on Transforming Teachers    Online Pedagogical Reasoning for Engaging K 12 Students in Virtual Learning

The megabook of fluency . Scholastic . > Rasinski , T. , Rupley , W. H. , & Nichols , W. D. ( 2008 ) . Two essential ingredients : Phonics and fluency getting to know each other . The Reading Teacher , 62 ( 3 ) , 257–260 . doi : 10.1598 ...

Author: Niess, Margaret L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799872245

Category: Education

Page: 664

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The COVID-19 pandemic drastically transformed the classroom by keeping students and teachers apart for the sake of safety. As schools emptied, remote learning rapidly expanded through online services and video chatrooms. Unfortunately, this disrupted many students and teachers who were not accustomed to remote classrooms. This challenge has forced K-12 teachers to think differently about teaching. Unexpectedly and with little time to prepare, they have been confronted with redesigning their curriculum and instruction from face-to-face to online virtual classrooms to protect students from the COVID-19 virus while ensuring that these new online initiatives remain sustainable and useful in the post-pandemic world. As teachers learn to take advantage of the affordances and strengths of the multiple technologies available for virtual classroom instruction, their instruction both in online and face-to-face will impact what and how students learn in the 21st century. The Handbook of Research on Transforming Teachers’ Online Pedagogical Reasoning for Engaging K-12 Students in Virtual Learning examines the best practices and pedagogical reasoning for designing online strategies that work for K-12 virtual learning. The initial section provides foundational pedagogical ideas for constructing engaging virtual learning environments that leverage the unique strengths and opportunities while avoiding the weaknesses and threats of the online world. The following chapters present instructional strategies for multiple grade levels and content areas: best practices that work, clearly describing why they work, and the teachers’ pedagogical reasoning that supports online implementations. The chapters provide ways to think about teaching in virtual environments that can be used to guide instructional strategy choices and recognizes the fundamental differences between face-to-face and virtual environments as an essential design component. Covering such topics as K-12 classrooms, pedagogical reasoning, and virtual learning, this text is perfect for professors, teachers, students, educational designers and developers, instructional technology faculty, distance learning faculty, and researchers interested in the subject.
Categories: Education

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders

They can read simple stories and informational pieces fluently, with accuracy and good expression. Concurrently, the Common Core State ... The megabook of fluency: Strategies and texts to engage all readers. New York: Scholastic.

Author: Allison Swan Dagen

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462542284


Page: 473

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This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK–12. The distinct roles of teachers, reading/literacy specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and principals are explored, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of collaboration. Chapters highlight the standards that apply to each component of a schoolwide literacy program, give examples of what they look like in schools, and share implications for classroom practice and professional learning. Pedagogical features include guiding questions, case examples, vignettes, engagement activities, and annotated resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Now copublished with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and grounded in ILA's updated Standards 2017; expanded grade range includes PreK. *Chapters on new topics: writing instruction, sustaining schoolwide improvements, and collaborative leadership. *New chapters on core topics: the principal’s role, assessment, middle and high school literacy programs, special education, and culturally responsive instruction. *Vignettes from leaders in diverse roles, “Think About This” questions for discussion/reflection, and end-of-chapter annotated resources.
Categories: EDUCATION