Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History

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Teacher Created Materials, Dec 21, 2007 - Education - 176 pages
Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History sets the stage for teaching fluency with this collection of reading texts coauthored and compiled by fluency expert Timothy Rasinski. Featuring various genres of texts including poems, songs, scripts, documents, and other material, this resource will help develop proficient and fluent readers. As readers regularly read and perform these American history related texts or passages, they improve decoding, fluency, interpretation, and comprehension. Students will revisit the past through the voices of history including James W.C. Pennington, former slave, Carl Sandburg, and John F. Kennedy. Background information, performance suggestions, a section on how to use the texts, and a Teacher Resource CD including digital copies of the fluency texts are included.

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Foreword By Dr Timothy Rasinski
The Promise of America 28
Americas Civil War 57
The Early Twentieth Century 86
Americas Voices for Equality 96
Modern Times 137
Americas Songs 164
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Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Literacy Education at Kent State University. He is the author of several best-selling books and numerous articles on reading education, word study, and reading fluency. He is a popular and frequent presenter at reading and literacy conferences nationwide. His research is cited by the National Reading Panel in the development of Reading First, and he is currently coeditor of the Journal of Literacy Research.

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