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How to Assess Visual Discrimination Skills

Visual discrimination is the ability to distinguish the similarities and differences in the detail of visual input. Visual discrimination is a prerequisite skill for learning to read printed text. There are many layers of visual discrimination, progressing from objects to combinations of letters. This article provides the information you need to evaluate if a child […]

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What are the Prerequisite Skills for Reading?

The purpose of reading instruction is silent reading comprehension. The three components that contribute to silent reading comprehension are word identification, whole-text print processing, and language comprehension. This post will address word identification, namely, the methods and prerequisite skills for reading individual words. (McCauley & Fey, 2006) There are two direct approaches for teaching word […]

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How to Complete and Analyze a Reading Fluency Graph

Running records can be used to evaluate a reading program’s effectiveness over time. In order to evaluate if the current program is sufficient, you will need to complete and analyze a reading fluency graph. How to graph your own results: 1) Download and print this free document:¬†FluencyDataSheetFree 2) Determine the expected fluency rate for your […]

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Factors Influencing Silent Reading Comprehension

Reading is a complex process. The early grades focus on decoding and recognizing words. The words are then strung into sentences, paragraphs, and longer passages. The student is supposed to have silent reading comprehension by reading at the rate of natural speech while simultaneously processing the same information. The Ultimate Goal of Reading Instruction is […]

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The Importance of Reading Fluency

Reading fluency is the ability to read accurately at the rate of natural speech. A fluent reader recognizes each word by sight. The words in sentences and paragraphs are quickly grouped together¬†allowing the reader to gain meaning from the information. What is the big deal about reading fluency? People who read fluently read with minimal […]

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