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How to Calculate Fluency Rate

Why Calculating Correct Words Per Minute  Matters We often find ourselves discussing fluency rate and the proper way to score fluency assessments.  Some people are in the camp of counting ‘words per minute’.  Others hold the stance of scoring ‘correct words per minute’.  We firmly believe in scoring ‘correct words per minute’ because fluency is not just…

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Targeted Intervention Builds Stronger Readers

Using the Components of Literacy as a Guide The framework for our blog is based upon The Cognitive Model created by Michael C. McKenna and Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl (2009).  The ultimate goal of reading is comprehension.  However, comprehension is contingent upon mastery of a series of critical components (i.e. fluency in context, oral language…

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Learning Disability or Curriculum Disability?

Nature vs. Nurture     Think about a student you have instructed who exhibits difficulty learning. Even after the unit has been taught, the student continues to struggle with the skills and/or information. You might question the contributing factors surrounding the student’s difficulties. Is it a case of nature (the student’s inherent abilities) or nurture…