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Common Questions About Fluency

The four most common questions about reading fluency are:<p>What is it?<br>• Why do so many struggling readers have great difficulty in becoming fluent …

Instruction of Metacognitive Strategies Enhances Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Achievement of Third-Grade Students

Comprehension is the reason for reading, and vocabulary plays a significant role in comprehension (National Institute of Child Health and Human …

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Fluency: Instructional Guidelines and Student Activities

Guidelines for instruction<p>Provide children with opportunities to read and reread a range of stories and informational texts by reading on their own, …

Teaching

Building Fluency: Tips, Strategies, Activities, and Freebies

Fluency is one of the important big ideas of reading. What research tells us is that students can become fluent by:<p>Explicit instruction, guidance, …

Graphic Organizers

Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem …

Connecting Word Meanings Through Semantic Mapping

Introduction<p>Semantic maps (or graphic organizers) are maps or webs of words. The purpose of creating a map is to visually display the meaning-based …

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