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Read Chapter 16 (will be attached) entitled, “Beyond Word Study: Reading Fluency” (pp. 250-271). Some of the questions answered in this chapter are: What is Fluency? Why is Fluency Important? The chapter also gives examples of how teachers can build fluency.
You have two options for this discussion posting:
- Option 1: In this discussion posting, describe
some challenges of fluency instruction. Use the text as a source of
evidence for your thinking. In addition, you must refer to another text
besides your textbook to support your thinking.
- Option 2: On page 268, Rasinski
and Padak (2013) write, “The entire class reads the text chorally
several times. The teacher creates variety by having students read
different verses or portions of the texts in groups.” Choral reading is
when students read the same text at the same time out loud. Read this
web article for more information about choral reading (http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/choral_re…) . Choral
reading is a preferable strategy to popcorn reading, or round robin
reading; which is deemed as ineffective by many reading experts and
- Here is an opinion piece about the topic: Why Round Robin and Popcorn Reading are Evil – http://blog.penningtonpublishing.com/reading/why-r…
- Here is another web article about the issue: 5 Reasons Not to Use Round Robin Reading with ELLs – http://www.adlit.org/article/50955/
another op-ed or scholarly article about the topic. Write your own
opinion piece using evidence as support. Answer the following questions:
- What is your opinion on popcorn reading/round robin reading and choral reading?
- What is your personal and professional experience with these reading strategies?
- What type of oral reading strategies will you use in your
classroom to support fluency? (This site offers alternatives to
effective oral reading strategies: Good-bye round robin: 25 effective oral reading strategies (will be attached)).