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The Fluent Reader: Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension


reviewed by Marianne Baker — 2004

coverTitle: The Fluent Reader: Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension
Author(s): T.V. Rasinski
Publisher: Scholastic Inc., New York
ISBN: 0439332087, Pages: 192, Year: 2003
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When I met Tim Rasinski at the National Reading Conference in 2002, I was delighted to have the opportunity to thank him. I have always found his writing accessible for teachers. As I compile readings for undergraduate pre-service educators to explore in reading education courses, I find that I always include his work because it is important and accessible. The influence of the National Reading Panel’s (2000) inclusion of fluency as one of the five major components in the learning to read process has propelled a wealth of recently published fluency-related texts, yet I found myself impressed with new information and the immediate usefulness of Rasinski’s new book, The Fluent Reader. I began reading and making mental notes for the book review when I spotted a topic I had wanted to model and discuss in depth with my undergraduate students: reading aloud. I also wanted to discuss the history of oral reading and the significance of oral fluency through the years. In short, I was... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 891-895
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11226, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 11:43:48 AM

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  • Marianne Baker
    James Madison University
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    MARIANNE BAKER is an assistant professor in Reading Education at James Madison University. She has recently published “Reading resistance in middle school: What can be done?” for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (February, 2002) and is currently chronicling her development and reflections as a teacher educator. She teaches literacy instruction, reading assessment, and children’s literature to in-service and pre-service teachers at James Madison University.
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