Beyond Decoding to Reading Fluency

Beyond Decoding to Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency ** A guest post by Lynn Givens ** Fluency is made up of “accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression.” (Hudson, Lane, & Pullen, 2005) Reading fluency is an essential component of reading....
Literacy Screening

Literacy Screening

Literacy Screening Most children begin kindergarten excited by the prospect of finally learning how to read. The idea of reading excites them because it opens the door into a world they only had access to when someone else would read to them. They are excited to be...
Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness

** A guest post by Lynn Givens ** A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in spoken language. There are about 25 consonant phonemes and about 18 vowel phonemes, or sounds.  Seven phonemes such as /ch/ and /sh/ are represented by two letters. Phonemic Awareness is:...
The Essential Components of Reading

The Essential Components of Reading

** A guest post by Lynn Givens ** Reading is an astonishingly complex cognitive process.  While we often think of reading as one singular act, our brains are actually engaging in a number of tasks simultaneously when we read. There are five components in the process...