Answer/Quote: “With the report of the National Reading Panel (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD], 2000, reading fluency has once again, after a long absence…become a critical goal in the elementary reading curriculum. Most literacy scholars define reading fluency as the ability to read the words in a text with sufficient accuracy, automaticity, and prosody to lead to good comprehension…. Accuracy in word recognition refers to readers’ ability to read the words in a text without error in pronunciation. Automaticity refers to the ability of proficient readers to read the words in a text correctly and effortlessly so that they may use their finite cognitive resources to attend to meaning while reading. Prosody refers to the ability of readers to render a text with appropriate expression and phrasing to reflect the semantic and syntactic content of the passage. Fluent oral reading should simply sound like natural speech.” P. 4.
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Title: “Implementing Readers Theatre as an Approach to Classroom Fluency Instruction.” Chase Young, Timothy Rasinski. The Reading Teacher (September 2009), 4-13.