SNAPSHOT: Students who stumble repeatedly when they read aloud don’t just have a problem reading aloud. They have a problem with word recognition and fluency, which means they have poor reading comprehension because they spend all of their energy deciphering words. It’s no different when they read silently.
Improving word recognition and reading fluency may be unfamiliar ground to you as it is for many teachers. But these reading skills could be the missing links you need o help your students progress in proficiency and reading comprehension.
Join Tim Rasinski, expert in word recognition and fluency, for a 2-hour webinar that will help you better understand these key aspects of reading and show you how to assess and monitor student progress in these areas. Tim will share effective and engaging strategies for teaching word recognition and fluency skills that move your students toward greater proficiency in reading.
The difference between word recognition and fluency
How word recognition and fluency connect to comprehension
Most effective strategies for teaching word recognition
Most effective strategies for teaching fluency
What texts work best for teaching word recognition and fluency
How to integrate word recognition and fluency instruction into a lesson plan
The research evidence for how word recognition and fluency improve students’ overall reading proficiency
How to assess and monitor students’ progress in these areas
About the Speaker
Tim Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. He has written more than 150 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited more than 15 books or curriculum programs on reading education. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. He has published numerous best selling books with Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education.
Tim recently served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association, and from 1992 to 1999 was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world’s most widely read journal of literacy education. He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. He is also a past-president of the College Reading Association and has won the A. B. Herr Award from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010 Tim was elected into the International Reading Hall of Fame.
Prior to coming to Kent State, Tim taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a webinar work?
It’s simple. On the day of the event, you click on the link we provide. Enter your name and email address and you’re in! If your computer has good audio, the audio will be streamed to your computer along with the PowerPoint presentation. If your computer does not have audio, a phone number is provided so that you can access the audio by speaker phone.
How many can access the event per registration?
Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.
My school district only pays by purchase order. Do you accept POs?
Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.
What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?
Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar. Writing instruction is a hot topic!
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