Coach students toward a fuller comprehension of all words!
Elementary teachers know that it takes more than just word study to get their students reading well; it takes the effective fluency instruction of renowned authors Timothy Rasinski and Nancy Padak!
In this best-selling resource, Tim and Nancy share ideas based on solid literacy theory, current reading research, and real-life classroom experience, giving new or veteran teachers an array of approaches to authentic and engaging word study. In addition, the proven instructional strategies from real teachers provide examples of fluency practices that work in real classrooms. These methods and activities are designed to fit easily into any lesson plan, allowing educators to immediately begin coaching their students to read more efficiently, expressively, and meaningfully!
Check out what this helpful resource has to offer!
Its unique approach to word recognition instruction focuses on two issues: effective word study and engaging fluency instruction.
A wealth of vignettes and real-life classroom examples illustrate how teachers have implemented the strategies in their own programs.
The authors offer explicit teaching strategies to help teachers develop their word recognition teaching portfolios.
New to this edition! Strategies incorporate both the National Reading Panel Report (2000) and the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
What teachers are saying about From Phonics to Fluency:
“The inclusion of many and varied child-centered activities provides a much needed link between theory and practice that pre-service teachers often require. The activities are easy to construct and do not require a lot of materials.”
–Deborah Ellermeyer, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Timothy Rasinski is a Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy education. His major interests include working with children who find reading difficult, phonics and reading fluency instruction, and teacher development in literacy education. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on various aspects of reading education. Dr. Rasinski is past editor of The Reading Teacher and is currently an editor for the Journal of Literacy Research. He has served as president of the College Reading Association and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. He earned bachelor degrees in economics and education at the University of Akron and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His master's degree in special education also comes from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Rasinski was awarded the Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Nancy Padak is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Kent State University where she directs the Reading and Writing Center and teaches graduate courses in literacy education and recently received the honor of Kent State University Distinguished Professor. She was a part of the team that wrote the initial grant to fund the state literacy resource center at Kent State University-Ohio Literacy Resource Center (OLRC) and has been a middle school and high school classroom teacher and administrator in a large urban school district. She frequently works with teachers, has written or edited a dozen books and more than 100 scholarly articles. Nancy is a past College Reading Association President and a former Editor of The Reading Teacher. She currently edits the Journal of Literacy Research. Nancy . Nancy has three grown children, Katie, Mike and Matt. Her husband, Gary is Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Kent State. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.