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 1.  Print awareness
 2.  The sounds of speech
 3.  Phonemic awareness
 4.  Phonics
 5.  Informal classroom-based assessment
 6.  Fluency
 7.  Vocabulary
 8.  Spelling
 9.  Writing
 10.  Text comprehension

Diary of a First Year Teacher

Module 6  –  Fluency

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1. Fluent readers read text:
a. accurately
b. quickly
c. with expression
d. all of the above

2. Readers who are "fluent" focus their attention on___________:
a. reading with
c. reading to get the
d. none of the above

3. Fluent readers are able to ________________ as they read:
a. connect ideas
b. focus on meaning
c. recognize words
d. all of the above

4. Fluency _________for fiction and non-fiction:
a. is always the same
b. is sometimes different
c. cannot be measured
d. none of the above

5. Which instructional approach listed below, is most effective for increasing fluency?
a. students taking turns reading short passages of a text aloud
b. students re-reading a passage aloud while receiving guidance
c. students silently reading a passage
d. none of the above

6. Repeated oral readings:
a. improve word recognition
b. improve speed
c. improve reading comprehension
d. all of the above

7. "Round robin" reading does not increase fluency because:
a. passages assigned to students to read are only read once
b. students only read small amounts of text
c. teachers do not give feedback
d. all of the above

8. One fluency-building technique involves having a student re-read a passage aloud at least __________ times, with feedback or guidance:
a. two
b. four
c. eight
d. sixteen

9. Automaticity and fluency:
a. both mean, "reading with speed and accuracy"
b. are not necessary for reading success
c. are different, but related processes
d. none of the above

10. Silent, independent reading_______________:
a. improves reading achievement and fluency
b. does not improve reading achievement and fluency
c. has not been proven effective as an instructional technique
d. none of the above

First Year Teacher was a pilot project of Reading Rockets, which is service of WETA, Washington D.C.'s flagship public television station. Funding for First Year Teacher was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs; The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and The Overbrook Foundation.

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