The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers

The Megabook of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers

Fluency expert Timothy V. Rasinski teams up with Melissa Cheesman Smith, a veteran fifth grade teacher, to help teachers effectively weave fluency work into their daily reading instruction. The book is packed with engaging text and tools, an assessment scale, and high quality ready-to-use lessons including text phrasing and tonality,echo reading, word ladders, and more! Given the importance of fluency and its pivotal relationship to comprehension and word recognition the potential is high for improving students’ overall reading achievement, and their performance in other content areas.


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Editorial Reviews


“Your new go-to resource for boosting reading achievement! Students will delight in telling jokes, singing songs, reading poems, and sharing inspirational quotes and more.” –LORI OCZKUS, literacy consultant and author

“Rasinski and Smith have created a rich framework of choices that will encourage, engage, and enrich all children–native speakers and emerging bilinguals alike. A must-have addition to any classroom!” –ELLEN LEWIS, literacy consultant, co-author of The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention

“A book for every teacher who wishes to connect authentic fluency instruction to real reading. These resources go far beyond typical, isolated fluency materials.” –LISA PINKERTON, Literacy Collaborative and Reading Recovery Trainer at The Ohio State University, contributing author of Responsive Literacy –This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

Dear Reader,
As you probably know all too well, books for educators tend to fall into two categories:  research-informed professional books and classroom-ready activity books.
Now imagine a book that is both research-informed and classroom-ready.  Or, as we call it, a “Megabook!”
The books in our exciting new Megabook series are colorful, lively, and inviting – offering up one easy-to-use instructional strategy after another, with the navigational features you need to find what you need, when you need it.  No scrounging for usable text!  Megabooks are guaranteed to energize your teaching!
What’s more, Megabooks are written by venerable scholars – including Reading Hall of Famers, NCTE OUtstanding Elementary Educators in English Language Arts, and exemplary research-award winners.  Their research frames our understanding of teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment, and also undergirds policy and standards, while guiding generations of educators.  The teaching ideas in every Megabook are field tested, assuring you that they are both engaging and theoretically sound.
Megabooks also feature the word of outstanding practitioners, leader in their schools and district, who help their colleagues read new heights of understanding.
So, from our desks to yours, we wish you rich reading, inspired teaching, and engaged students who love coming to your classroom to learn.
Here’s to your professional learning and teaching success,
Lois Bridges
Ray Coutu
Sarah D. Longhi
Shelley Griffin
The Scholastic Professional Editorial Team

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

The connection between reading comprehension, word recognition, and fluency is undeniable.  Research shows that the better students can read orally, the more deeply they understand and enjoy what they read.  That’s why The Megabook of Fluency is so important.  You’ll find:
  • An overview of fluency – its true meaning and benefits to readers
  • Over 50 ready-to-use strategies, organized around the authors’ proven EARS framework:  Expression, Automatic Word Recognition, Rhythm and Phrasing, and Smoothness. 
  • Over 200 supporting student pages:  poems, speeches, rhymes, and more
  • Assessment tolls organized around the EARS framework
  • Support for reading at home – fluency fun for the entire family!
  • A format that helps you find hte material you want, quickly and easiliy

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Timothy V. Rasinski, professor of literacy education at Kent State University, began his career as a classroom teacher.  He has written and edited more than 50 books and 200 articles on reading education, including the seminal The Fluent Reader.
Melissa Cheesman Smith is an author of professional books and teacher at the elementary and college level, with a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

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#609,993 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store) #213 in Reading Education #769 in Educational Professional Development #951 in Writing Skill Reference (Kindle Store)

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