Sunday, August 26, 2018

Slow and Labored Reading

Once my students have jumped that first hurdle of decoding skills, they often have a second hurdle of reading fluently.  This can be a second challenge for them - as high as the first.  This linked article is a good overview of causes.  The list of solutions is helpful.  I would also add shared reading to model and instruct inflection, punctuation, and the rhythm of our language. Students also need to a lot of practice reading to carryover the phonemic awareness, phonetics, and decoding rules they have learned in isolation. Slow Reading: Causes and Solutions