What Can Teachers Do For Students During Their Class Struggle With Oral Reading Fluency?

1337 Words Nov 21st, 2016 6 Pages
What can teachers do to help the students in their class who struggle with oral reading fluency, but lack the confidence or motivation in practicing this educational foundational skill aloud? The answer, choral reading which is multiple voices coming together and reading aloud in unison. If used effectively it can benefit students sight words, reading aloud, modeled fluency, and help students involved with class participation. According to David D Paige “oral fluency accounts for half of the variance in reading comprehension, while the ability to comprehend text is responsible for over 80% of the variance in academic achievement.” (pg.2). It is important for educators to acknowledge student opportunities to work together, but furthermore help students build skills without creating a high anxiety environment. These types of classrooms can be created by incorporating choral reading into the curriculum. Choral reading can by implemented into almost any grade level, but studies have been found the practice to work most effectively in middle and elementary classrooms.
The first reason to in cooperate choral reading into the classroom is because it allows students who are not successful fluency the assistance necessary in order to practice their skills in literacy fluency. Oral reading fluency is defined by “The ability to identify words accurately and quickly” (Speece and Ritchey 2005, pg.176). It is important for students to become more fluent automatic readers because…

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