"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall."~Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Frequently Used Terms
What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in words. We know that a student's skill in phonemic awareness is a good predictor of future Reading success or difficulty.
What is Reading Fluency? Reading fluency is the ability to read accurately, quickly, effortlessly, and with appropriate expression and meaning. Fluency allows readers to focus on content, which is the aim of reading instruction. In the absence of fluency, readers may find the task to be tedious and difficult.