Consider Alternatives to Round Robin Reading

Consider Alternatives to Round Robin Reading

Round robin was a staple in literacy classrooms for years. This is the notion of kids taking turns reading aloud from the same passage while the teacher listens. However, there is abundant research that reveals this method is doing more harm than good. Replace round...
Introducing Fluency to Students

Introducing Fluency to Students

Even if students can decode words in their reading, that doesn’t mean they will comprehend what they read. If they read too slowly, then the text doesn’t make sense. If they don’t chunk words in phrases, breathing at punctuation marks, then the text...
Teach Reading Through Your Read Alouds

Teach Reading Through Your Read Alouds

The Read Aloud is more than simply a means of entertaining students or a way to get through a text with the whole class at the same pace. When done well, the Read Aloud is a highly-effective teaching strategy for both fluency and comprehension. Reveal your...
Provide Oral Fluency Practice with Joke Books

Provide Oral Fluency Practice with Joke Books

Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Ken. Ken who? Ken jokes really increase fluency? Absolutely! Joke telling is a fabulous way to provide your students oral fluency practice. Jokes are meant to be read/told aloud. Through joke telling you can help students focus on...