Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Fluency
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 1-4
Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension
Grades 1 – 4
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 5-8
Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension.
Grades 5 – 8
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Building Fluency: Lessons and Strategies for Reading Success
The author of the bestselling Phonics from A-Z now shares the a wealth of practical ideas for helping students become fluent readers.
Grades 1 – 6
Wiley Blevins

 
 

Differentiated Literacy Centers
Developing leveled materials and creating an organizational system to manage it all is an immense undertaking. In this comprehensive resource, veteran teacher and staff developer Margo Southall shares management tools along with hundreds of leveled activities that she has fine-tuned over the years.
Grades K – 3
Margo Southall

 
 

Dont Speed. Read!
The author dispels the misinformation that has arisen about fluency since the National Reading Panel named it as a key element of reading and helps teachers explore and understand their role in supporting students who read with appropriate speed, accuracy, expression and comprehension.
Grades K – 5
Michael Opitz

 
 

Fast Start: Getting Ready to Read
Help young children develop their reading fluency, word recognition, and overall comprehension with this easy-to-use early intervention program that takes only ten minutes each night! Parents and children engage in repeated reading of poems, and then they complete a quick, skill-building activity.
Grades PreK – K
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Fluency Lessons for the Overhead: Grades 2-3
This resource provides 15 lessons for modeling fluency using fun passages that kids will love to read and reread. Includes excerpts from the work of Jack Prelutsky, Seymour Simon, Paul Janeczko, Robert Munsch, Jane Yolen, and more!
Grades 2 – 3
Alyse Sweeney

 
 

Fluency Lessons for the Overhead: Grades 4-6
This resource provides 15 lessons for modeling fluency using fun passages that kids will love to read and reread. Includes excerpts from the work of J.K. Rowling, Seymour Simon, Karen Hesse, and more!
Grades 4 – 6
Alyse Sweeney

 
 

Fluency Strategies for Struggling Readers
This must-have collection of fluency-building strategies from a reading specialist target and remedy common problems of struggling readers. Each lesson guides teachers step-by-step through introducing and modeling the strategy and providing engaging independent practice.
Grades 1 – 3
Marcia Delany

 
 

Fluent Reader, The (2nd Edition)
Tim Rasinski’s groundbreaking book has been updated to include coverage of the latest research on fluency, teaching strategies based on that research, new classroom vignettes, and suggestions for using a variety of texts to teach fluency such as poetry, speeches, and monologues and dialogues. Includes DVD with clips showing the strategies in action.
Grades 1 – 8
Timothy Rasinski

 
 

Inside the Writing Traits Classroom
In these exciting lessons, primary students embrace the traits to improve their writing.
Grades K – 2
Ruth Culham

 
 

It's Not Complicated! What I Know for Sure About Helping Our Students of Color Become Successful Readers
The book showcases renowned educator Phyllis Hunter’s pivotal guidance for administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens about how best to serve the literacy needs of students of color.
Grades K – 12
Phyllis C. Hunter

 
 

Kids' Poems: 1st Grade
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written by first graders that will inspire your first graders to think "I can write poems like this too!" Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more.
Grades 1 – 1
Regie Routman

 
 

Kids' Poems: 2nd grade:
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written by second graders that will inspire your second graders to think "I can write poems like this too!" Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more.
Grades 2 – 2
Regie Routman

 
 

Kids' Poems: 3rd & 4th Grade
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free verse poems written by third-and fourth graders that will inspire your second graders to think, "I can write poems like this too!"
Grades 3 – 4
Regie Routman

 
 

Kids' Poems: Kindergarten
Regie Routman shares here delightful selection of free-verse poems written by kindergartners that will inspire your kindergartners to think "I can write poems like this too!" Routman provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating popcorn, playing in June, wishing for a pet dog, and more.
Grades K – K
Regie Routman

 
 

Opening a Door
Want to teach poetry with confidence and passion? Paul Janeczko shows you how. Working from his belief that children will read poetry if we choose it carefully, he offers poems that span history, ethnicity, and gender and ignite excitement in young people.
Grades 5 – 12
Paul Janeczko

 
 

Phonics & Fluency Practice With Poetry
Fluency expert Tim Rasinski and his colleagues share a teacher-friendly guide to designing powerful—and fun—fluency practice. Innovative ideas for performing poetry motivate students to read and reread poems, building their word recognition, fluency, and comprehension.
Grades K – 5
Timothy Rasinski

 
 

Poetry Lessons: Everything You Need
Lessons, activities, poems, and book lists along with helpful hints and how-to's that make teaching poetry a joy. Help students develop fluency, enhance comprehension, use vivid language, understand metaphor and simile, and so much more
Grades 4 – 12
Kathy Perfect

 
 

Principal's Guide to Literacy in the Elementary Classroom, The
Many principals are excellent leaders and managers, but feel less confident about their roles as curriculum leaders. This essential guide will help them with the most important area of learning that takes place in a school: literacy. Foreword by Gay Fawcett.
Grades K – 6
Autumn Tooms; Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Readers Theater for Building Fluency
Jo Worthy provides an in-depth look at Readers Theater, a fun and effective technique for building students' fluency. It also enhances students' comprehension, increases their vocabulary, and fuels their desire to read.
Grades 3 – 6
Jo Worthy

 
 

Research-Based Reading Lessons for 4-6: Word Study, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
Based on current research and fine-tuned in 4-6 classrooms, these 25 lessons provide direct instruction as well as guided and independent practice activities that have been demonstrated to improve students reading skills.
Grades 4 – 6
Amy Homeyer; Maureen McLaughlin; Jennifer Sassaman

 
 

Research-Based Reading Lessons for K-3: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension
Build a strong foundation for reading success! Based on current research and fine-tuned in K-3 classrooms, these 25 lessons provide direct instruction as well as guided and independent practice activities that have been demonstrated to improve students’ reading skills.
Grades K – 3
Leslie Fisher; Maureen McLaughlin

 
 

Smart Answers to Tough Questions
Provides clear answers to the most frequently asked questions about literacy instruction. Literacy coaches and administrators will also find the book an indispensable resource for professional development workshops, newsletters, and grant applications. A time-saving, comprehensive desktop essential.
Grades K – 8
Elaine Garan

 
 

Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry
Poet Paul Janeczko shares step-by-step lessons with companion reproducibles that make teaching poetry fun and easy. Includes reproducible model poems and ideas for introducing each poetic form
Grades 4 – 8
Paul Janeczko

 
 

Teaching Fluency Beyond the Primary Grades
Tougher vocabulary. Richly detailed descriptions. Sophisticated syntax. As texts become more challenging in the upper elementary grades, the fluency skills readers need become increasingly critical.
Grades 4 – 6
Majorie Madden; Jane Sullivan

 
 

Teaching Reading Beyond the Primary Grades
With this book, Marjorie Lipson bridges the gap between reading in the primary grades, where students receive daily explicit instruction and guided reading, and reading in middle school, where they must read many genres independently, with understanding. Grounded in Lipson's research in intermediate classrooms, the book provides a blueprint for planning and delivering instruction in word recognition, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Grades 3 – 6
Marjorie Lipson

 
 

The Fluent Reader in Action: 5 and Up
Fluency is essential for comprehension, but how exactly do you teach it? From Readers Theater and Repeated Reading of Song Lyrics to Poetry Podcasts and Fluency Masterpiece Galleries, you'll see how teachers from all over the country have incorporated effective fluency practice into their literacy instruction.
Grades 5 – & Up
Timothy Rasinski; Gay Fawcett; Kristin Lems; Robert Ackland

 
 

The Fluent Reader in Action: PreK - 4
Fluency is essential for comprehension, but how exactly do you teach it? From Readers Theater and Repeated Reading of Song Lyrics to Poetry Podcasts and Fluency Masterpiece Galleries, you'll see how teachers from all over the country have incorporated effective fluency practice into their literacy instruction.
Grades PreK – 4
Timothy Rasinski; Gay Fawcett; Kristin Lems; Robert Ackland

 
 

Tools for Leaders
For schools working to enhance their organizational capacity to boost student learning, this book provides a framework for collaborative professional development, outlines its principles, and supplies an array of tools.
Grades K – 12
Marjorie Larner

 
 

Using the Power of Poetry to Teach Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and More
A gifted poet and a talented teacher share their insights and practical strategies for using poetry to enrich language arts, science, social studies, and math. With dozens of model lessons and poems, writing prompts, reproducible activities, and much more.
Grades 3 – 5
David L. Harrison; Kathleen M. Holderith

 
 

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grade 1
In this follow-up to the best-selling Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Mary Rose has selected short readings perfect for first graders. Kids take these home with the companion comprehension activity and practice reading with the support of a grown-up.
Grades 1 – 1
Mary Rose

 
 

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grades 2-3
In this follow-up to the best-selling Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Mary Rose has selected short passages perfect for second and third graders. Kids take these home with the companion comprehension activity and practice reading with the support of a grown-up
Grades 2 – 3
Mary Rose

 
 

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grades 3-6
Can a once-a-week homework activity really boost reading fluency and comprehension? Yes!
Grades 3 – 6
Mary Rose

 
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