Fluency Instruction for Struggling Adolescent Readers
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Fluency Instruction for Struggling Adolescent Readers
I'm a middle school teacher trying to find ways to help my students become better readers. Research shows that fluency is a key skill.
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Fluency: The Misunderstood Goal of the School Reading Curriculum

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Karaoke in the Classroom

Karaoke in the Classroom | Fluency Instruction for Struggling Adolescent Readers | Scoop.it

I am very interested in the startegy of using Karaoke to help with reading fluency. While this is an ESL/ELL resource, it has the same purpose in mind. It also makes me think of the possibility of using xBox or Playstation games that do this.


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Liz Becker's comment, April 26, 2012 12:13 AM
Music always seems to make students smile and forget they're "learning." I was thinking an older xBox with games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero could work too.
Donna Brown's comment, May 23, 2012 3:30 PM
I really like this idea. I believe that when we use technology that the students are engaged in then it will always help.
Donna Brown's comment, May 23, 2012 4:08 PM
Love it!
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Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder | Fluency Instruction for Struggling Adolescent Readers | Scoop.it

Audacity is a free online voice recording program that can be helpful to encourage and support oracy.  Users of this program can practice and polish their oral communication skills. It's potentially very useful for kids to listen to their own voices and self and peer assess in terms of their pronunciation, intonation, pitch, etc.


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Donna Brown's comment, May 23, 2012 3:31 PM
Thanks! This sounds like a great tool.
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Reading Fluency Activities

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Notice the emphasis on decoding in this article. What does this mean for our struggling adolescents? We expect (assume?) that our students will have the decoding skills and strategies they need to comprehend the texts in our classrooms. As we all know, that is often not the case. ~LS

"Reading fluency activities must be done on a daily basis. There are many reading fluency strategies for teaching fluency, and here are some of the best. (Information about helping children with fluency!


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Donna Brown's comment, May 23, 2012 3:32 PM
I agree that reading fluency activities must be done on a daily basis but often this is not possible. Thanks for the activites to help.