#4 2023 Countdown: Ep. 154: Fluency Instructional Routines with Nathaniel Swain
FROM JULY 14, 2023
What if you could unlock the secrets to fluency instruction in literacy, and transform your students into confident and skilled readers? Join us as we delve into this crucial topic with Nathaniel Swain, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia, who shares his expertise on the three components of fluency: speed, accuracy, and prosody. Let's explore together how balancing speed with comprehension can make all the difference in today's digital age, where skimming and scrolling are the new norm.
We discuss a variety of practical strategies to help students practice fluency in the classroom, such as choral reading and paired reading. Nathaniel also sheds light on the role of technology in simplifying the process of creating engaging materials. Discover how to create an environment that fosters student engagement and understanding, and learn the differences between fluency instruction in primary and intermediate classes.
Finally, we examine the value of fluency in reading instruction and how it can be integrated into the literacy block. Nathaniel explains the self-teaching hypothesis and emphasizes the importance of exposing students to unfamiliar words and challenging texts. Don't miss this insightful episode packed with tips and strategies to help your students become fluent and confident readers!
- Think Forward Educators
- Five Ways to Focus on Fluency, Think Forward Educators Blog
- Fluency Rubric, Tim Rasinski
- Readers Theater Scripts, Chase Young
- Fluency Resources, Tim Rasinski
- Nathaniel Swain on Writing to Learn, ERRR Podcast
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