Target Reading Rate with Closed Captioning

Target Reading Rate with Closed Captioning

Reading fluency is a pivotal component to improving comprehension. If students spend too much mental energy decoding the words, they can’t focus on what the words mean. If students read too slowly, they will never make sense of the text. While fluency is a...
Maintain Fluency Despite Difficult Words

Maintain Fluency Despite Difficult Words

Reading passages on unfamiliar topics sometimes include proper nouns–the names of people, places, inventions, cultures, traditions, etc. that students have never heard of. Not only do they lack background knowledge on the concept, but they often can’t even...
Avoid Robot Readers with Three Key Strategies

Avoid Robot Readers with Three Key Strategies

It’s common for kindergartners to point to words while reading. This strategy helps them sound out words and build their eye sweep across a line of text. However, once students have mastered one-to-one correspondence, they should learn to point only with their...
Track Words While Reading

Track Words While Reading

It’s not uncommon for young readers to need help following the words in a book from left to right without losing their spot. Their eyes have to be trained to hold onto a single line of text. This takes practice. To aid students, teachers often provide them with...