Silent Reading Fluency: The Foundation for Lifetime Reading
The ease of assessing oral reading and the challenge of assessing silent reading can mean that oral reading is in the foreground in the elementary grades. New technologies mean that silent reading fluency and comprehension can now be measured quickly and validly.
This new assessment has provided new insights into silent reading patterns. This presentation will highlight those patterns and how instruction can ensure that students develop strong silent reading habits from the primary grades.
About the presenter
Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert
Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert is the president and CEO of TextProject, a non-for-profit that provides open-access resources for teachers. She is also a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Hiebert has had a long career as a literacy educator, first as a teacher in California and, subsequently, as a teacher educator and researcher at the universities of Kentucky, Colorado-Boulder, Michigan, and California-Berkeley. Her research, which addresses how fluency, vocabulary, and knowledge can be fostered through appropriate texts, has been published in numerous scholarly journals and books. Hiebert’s contributions to research and practice have been recognized through awards such as the American Educational Research Association’s Research to Practice award (2013).
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