The Inside Track
Why Reading Fluency Should Be Hot!
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2012
© 2012 International Reading Association
The Reading Teacher
Volume 65, Issue 8, pages 516–522, May 2012
How to Cite
Rasinski, T. V. (2012), Why Reading Fluency Should Be Hot!. The Reading Teacher, 65: 516–522. doi: 10.1002/TRTR.01077
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2012
This article explores problems that have surfaced in the teaching of reading fluency and how teachers and reading coaches can resolve those problems. Specific issues addressed include reading fluency being defined as reading fast and instruction that is focused on having students read fast, reading fluency viewed as solely and oral reading activity, reading fluency seen as an issue only for the primary grades, and reading fluency instruction viewed as a distinct form of reading instruction not integral to authentic reading that focuses on meaning. The author makes the case for an authentic, meaning-based, and comprehensive approach to fluency instruction that is integral part of the core reading program.