There are stages that Emergent and Struggling Readers must go through in order to develop automaticity at the word level. One thing that we are constantly reminded of as Reading Interventionists is that students don’t inherently know when to take their skills to the next level. Students must be shown when and how to move on. This is true for automaticity too!
In this post we will walk you through a real life example of moving a student from learning to apply phonics to reading with fluency. We’ll call this student Sam.[Read more…]