Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Topic: Reading Comprehension and Fluency

10-second review: Common-sense conclusion that teaching comprehension and fluency not be separated as isolated approaches to reading instruction. “Recommends that fluency and comprehension not be partitioned during instruction or assessment, but rather be treated as interactive and intertwined processes.”

Title: “ ‘She’s My Best Reader; She Just Can’t Comprehend’: Studying the Relationship Between Fluency and Comprehension.” MD Applegate, AJ Applegate and VB Modola. The Reading Teacher, 62 (6), 512-521 (2009).

Comment: The purpose of fluency training is to improve comprehension. I think that this is a kind of dumb study that was necessary to prove what anyone with common sense would know. RayS.

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