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Reading Fluency Improves Comprehension

How Reading Fluency Improves Comprehension

November 5th, 2018 2018-12-11T16:25:35+00:00 2018-11-05T20:15:06+00:00 Rick Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Rick TerryRick Terry

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand and retain the information given in the text as you read it. Reading fluency, on the other hand, is the accuracy and speed of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. A fluent reader has the ability to read and understand words automatically. They are able to more easily comprehend complete sentences and entire reading selections.

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention: Best Practices

April 4th, 2018 2018-12-12T15:44:28+00:00 2018-04-04T22:48:33+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Phonics is different that phonemic awareness. We often think of phonics skills and how we may need to improve them without actually understanding what phonics skills are and how they differ from phonemic awareness.

What is Fluency? How to Improve Reading Fluency

What is Reading Fluency? How to Become a Fluent Reader in 5 Minutes a Day

April 11th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:11:10+00:00 2017-04-11T22:41:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading fluency is the speed and accuracy of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. In other words, a fluent reader has the ability to retrieve and read words automatically. Efficient readers are fluent readers. Multiple studies show that slow single word reading leads to both poor comprehension and frustration.

The 5 Critical Steps You Need to Help Your Child Improve Their Learning Skills

July 15th, 2010 2010-07-15T13:52:37+00:00 2010-07-15T13:52:37+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

For those of you that missed last Wednesday night’s call … I wanted to pass this along as soon as I could. Here is the link where you can go to listen to the Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills Teleseminar. You will want to listen over the next 3 days as it may […]

Parents Improve Your Kid’s Reading Over the Summer

June 5th, 2010 2010-06-05T19:01:45+00:00 2010-06-05T19:01:45+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can you as a parent really improve your child’s reading fluency over the summer? Reading fluency training is one of the easiest things for parents to do to improve their child’s reading and it can be done in just 5 minutes a day.  Summer is the perfect time for parents to implement a reading fluency […]

Learn Spelling – Teach Spelling With the Spelling Patterns

January 19th, 2010 2010-01-19T13:13:56+00:00 2010-01-19T13:13:56+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Need help with spelling? Teaching spelling or learning how to spell doesn’t have to be daunting even if you have a learning disability, dyslexia, or are even gifted. And, yes, even gifted kids sometimes struggle with spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to areas of auditory processing that aren’t working as effeciently as they should […]