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Speech Communications and Reading Mrs. Blackwell
Reading quickly, accurately, and with expression. Combines rate and accuracy Requires automaticity (reading automatically) Includes reading with prosody (tone, inflection, etc.) Rate + Accuracy = Fluency
Quick, accurate recognition of letters and words. Frees cognitive resources to process meaning. Is achieved through corrected practice.
What does fluent reading sound like? Fluent reading flows. It sounds smooth, with natural pauses.
“Fluency provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension” National Institute for Literacy (NIFL 2001 p.22) Fluent readers are able to focus their attention on understanding text. Because non-fluent readers focus much of their attention on figuring out words, they have less attention to devote to comprehension.
How to decode words (in isolation and in connected text) How to automatically recognize words (accurately and quickly with little attention or effort) How to increase speed (or rate) of reading while maintaining accuracy How to read with prosody (expression)
Your goal: Comprehension. Fluency has been shown to increase comprehension. So, you’ll be working on your rate of fluency. Each of you will sit with me and read to me as individuals so I can get a fluency and accuracy rate for you. In the meantime, the rest of the class will be working on independent reading for page credit.
Your Goal: Expression You will practice and read children’s books with prosody. Prosody means the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech. By using the appropriate vocal attention, you model effective reading for children. Your practice of reading elementary texts with prosody will translate into reading poems and prose with prosody (both are UIL Speech events)
Meadows Center. Fluency Presentation. http://www.meadowscenter.org/vgc/downlo ads/primary/guides/fluency_presentation.PD F retrieved on August 23, 2010. National Institute for Literacy. National Early LiteracyPanel. http://www.nifl.gov/publication s/pdf/NELPReport09.pdf retrieved on August 23, 2010.