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Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction

While speed and accuracy are two factors to include when assessing fluency, fluency also includes expression, smoothness, pace and prosody. Fluent readers use their word recognition skills to read words with automaticity while also using their comprehension of the text to to add expression while they read.

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What to Do With Your Leveled Readers!

While speed and accuracy are two factors to include when assessing fluency, fluency also includes expression, smoothness, pace and prosody. Fluent readers use their word recognition skills to read words with automaticity while also using their comprehension of the text to to add expression while they read.

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Strategies for Improving Fluency

While speed and accuracy are two factors to include when assessing fluency, fluency also includes expression, smoothness, pace and prosody. Fluent readers use their word recognition skills to read words with automaticity while also using their comprehension of the text to to add expression while they read.

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Seven Strategies to Support Vocabulary Instruction

Vocabulary is one of the language comprehension strands in Scarborough’s Reading Rope (Scarborough, H.S., 2001) and includes word meaning, breadth (number of words known), depth (richness of word knowledge), and precision (accurate use of words in context), with a focus on building students’ word consciousness.  A strong vocabulary can benefit students’ oral language development and language comprehension, which — as we know from the Simple View of Reading — is vital for developing skilled readers. When planning instruction based on the science of reading, think about how to combine explicitly teaching certain words with the teaching of strategies for students to be able to independently infer the meaning of words in texts. Here are some strategies you may find useful:

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Science of Teaching Reading Gift Guide!

While running records are used in elementary schools across the world to determine a student’s reading level, there are inefficiencies to this system that are often overlooked. Let’s take a look at why you may not want to use running records and what you can use instead.

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The Inefficiencies of Running Records

While running records are used in elementary schools across the world to determine a student’s reading level, there are inefficiencies to this system that are often overlooked. Let’s take a look at why you may not want to use running records and what you can use instead.

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5 Benefits of Self-paced Professional Development

After a year of endless video calls, self-paced professional development can feel like a welcome respite from live webinars. Sure, you could take the time to Google videos or create a playlist on YouTube to learn about a new topic, but a cohesive self-paced (i.e.,...

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Seven Strategies to Scaffold Grade-Level Texts

We know students need exposure to grade-level texts on a regular basis, but how does this work for students who are reading below grade level? How can we structure lessons in a way that leads to a constructive, joyful challenge, rather than a frustrating learning...

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