Fluency in Focus : Comprehension Strategies for All Young Readers
Reading fluency is far more than reading letters and symbols smoothly out loud, it is the bedrock of comprehension. Fluent readers combine all their literacy know-how about orthography, phrasing, intonation, and context to make meaning as they move through a text. But how can teachers help emerging readers become fluent ones?
In Fluency in Focus, you will find all the tools you need to create a strong, fluency-based foundation that supports comprehension in all children, including English language learners. Backed by a thorough summation of the latest research and theory, Prescott-Griffin and Witherell offer you a multitude of classroom-tested, well-organized minilessons that cement good fluency habits in your students.
Prescott-Griffin, Mary Lee and Witherell, Nancy (2004). Fluency in Focus : Comprehension Strategies for All Young Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann