Tag Archives: fluency

Under construction: Some building blocks of reading

Emergent readers and struggling readers often need some practice with the building blocks of language–letters, the sounds they make when we put them together in print, and the words they make. While the larger goal of reading is comprehension, readers … Continue reading

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Two metaphors for reading that can help us be better tutors

In this post, we look at literacy tutoring through the lens of two metaphors. The first metaphor suggests that reading is like a mathematical equation in which the whole of reading is the sum of its parts. The second uses a cooking metaphor … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Students (and how to meet their needs)

In recent months I have had the privilege of tutoring two students each with his or her own set of challenges with reading. I want to share some strategies and ideas that have helped these students in our tutoring time. … Continue reading

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