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WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
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75 Poland Street  Webster MA, 01570

 Phone: 508-943-1922    Fax: 508-949-2648

School Hours   7:15 – 2:10

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Literacy Coach's Corner
Dear Colleagues,

Included on my homepage for WMS staff are literacy links you may find useful for planning reading instruction or simply to be used to gain knowledge in teaching reading and writing. The listings are centered on the four main literacy initiatives underway here at the Webster Middle School.   In the “File” section you will find listings for many word documents I previously sent to you. When you click on the file “Literacy Articles to Share”, you will find two articles from The Reading Teacher, an educational journal. The first article, A Lesson on Reading Fluency Learned from the Tortoise and the Hare by Cynthia P. Hicks, provides basic information on the components of “fluency” and how to improve reading and enhance comprehension. The second article by Theresa A. Deeney titled, “One-Minute Fluency Measures: Mixed Messages in Assessment and Instruction”, adds a twist to the definition of fluency and the use of “one-minute” assessments. The author includes the sub-process of “endurance” as an important part of fluent reading. She defines endurance “as the ability to continue reading with appropriate accuracy, rate, prosody, and comprehension over an extended period of time”. She suggests ways to assess students’ endurance levels and how to teach fluency and endurance within literacy instruction. We often talk about how many of our students “read” but have a difficult time maintaining stamina while reading longer passages. If students reach their grade-level benchmark on a one-minute assessment, will that ensure fluent reading on longer passages? What are your thoughts?  Please feel free to leave a comment on my blog.


Enjoy the read!

Janice Daniels
WMS Literacy Specialist/Coach
 
 

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