Card Set Information
What is fluency?
The ability to read text quickly and accurately, in a way that approximates the way we talk, using the proper phrasing and expression
What does research tell us about fluency?
Repeated, oral, monitored reading improves reading fluency as well as overall reading achievement
Silent reading with no supprt does not increase readign fluency
What else do we need to know about fluency?
They spend less time and attention to decoding words so they can devote to thinking about the text so they can comprehend better
Name 6 ways to develop fluency
1) Repeated readings, 4 times
2) Performance reading
3) Readers Theatre
4) Poetry reading
5) Choral reading
6) Echo reading
Name some ways students acquire vocabulary (7)
Talking and listening to and with others
Reading in context
How and when do we do direct instruction?
Only a few at a time
Teach in menaingful context
Activate and develop schema
Provide rich and varied information
Multiple exposure to text
Keep students actively involved
Use a variety of strategies
teach before, during and after reading of text
3 dteps to direct instruction (I,D,R)
Introduce the word
Develop the understanding of the word
Review the word in follow up
Vocabulary instruction should:
Help students link new words to what they already know
Develop an extensive word knowledge (definition, antonyms, synonyms,examples and non-examples, multiple meanings)
Student should be actively invovled in learning the words
Provide students with strategies for independent learners (how to use the dictionary, etc)
What are vocabulary tiers?
: Basic, everyday words that we use
: High frequency words that enrich vocabulary use and understanding across domains (priority, achieve, versatile, vision)
: Specific to the context or domain, lower frequency, more technical, but important to understand (Methane, asteriod, polygon)