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1 Fluency

2 Activity: Imagine yourself a student … That was when I saw the pendulum. The turgid sphere, hanging from a long wire set into the ceiling of the choir, swayed back and forth with isochronal majesty. I knew- but anyone could have sensed it in the magic of that serene breathing- that the period was governed by the square root of the length of the wire and by , that number which, however irrational to sublunar minds, through a higher rationality binds the circumference and diameter of all possible circles. The time it took the sphere to swing from end to end was determined by an arcane conspiracy between the most timeless of measures: the singularity of the point of suspension, the duality of the plane’s dimensions, the triadic beginning of , the secret quadratic nature of the root, and the unnumbered perfection of the circle itself.

3 Are We Fluent Readers? That was when I saw the pendulum. The turgid sphere, hanging from a long wire set into the ceiling of the choir, swayed back and forth with isochronal majesty. I knew- but anyone could have sensed it in the magic of that serene breathing-that the period was governed by the square root of the length of the wire and by , that number which, however irrational to sublunar minds, through a higher rationality binds the circumference and diameter of all possible circles. The time it took the sphere to swing from end to end was determined by an arcane conspiracy between the most timeless of measures: the singularity of the point of suspension, the duality of the plane’s dimensions, the triadic beginning of , the secret quadratic nature of the root, and the unnumbered perfection of the circle itself. Word Count: 141Singletons: 17

4 Activity: Group Work

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6 What is Fluency? Fluency refers to the readers ability to read accurately, quickly, in appropriate syntactic phrases or text chunks, and above all, with meaningful and appropriate expression. Rasinski and Padak

7 The development of reading fluency has been a neglected part of reading instruction despite the fact that many reading authorities consider it to be an important part of the reading curriculum. Reutzel and Hollingsworth, 1993

8 Fluency Develops Over Time “Big Ideas in Beginning Reading”

9 Why Teach for Fluency? The most compelling reason to focus instruction on fluency is the strong correlation between reading fluency and reading comprehension. Richard Allington

10 yellow blue orange red green purple yellowred orange green blue red purple green blue orange Look at the chart and say the COLOR not the WORD.


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