Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History
Shell Education, Dec 21, 2007 - Education - 176 pages
Set 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. 176pp.
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Foreword By Dr Timothy Rasinski
The Promise of America
Americas Civil War
The Early Twentieth Century
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2—Secession ABIGAIL ADAMS Abraham Lincoln Aldrin American Presidents cont Armstrong army Background Information battle cry Capcom Carl Sandburg Chief Joseph Chief Joseph Speaks citizens Civil War cont colonies Confederate cry of Freedom dead dedicated Earl Warren Emma Lazarus Excerpts fight flag fluency Gettysburg Griffith A reader’s honor James Jesse Owens Jesse Owens Story John F John Fitzgerald Kennedy justice Kennedy’s lady land laws live look Lorraine Griffith Martin Luther King Mouths and Pens Narrator never Nez PercÚ November O’er Okay Oswald Patriots peace perform poem President Kennedy president’s Reader reader’s theater Reagan remember Ronald Reagan Roosevelt Rosa Parks script Shouting the battle slave soldiers song South Space Shuttle Challenger Speech cont Star-Spangled Banner student reads talk teachers texts Timothy Rasinski Union President Lincoln United victory that counts voices woman women words