Boosting Fluency and Comprehension to Improve Reading Achievement

Therrien, William J.; Gormley, Shannon; Kubin, Richard M.
January 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p22
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Reread-Adapt and Answer-Comprehend (RAAC) Intervention, an instructional strategy that helps students with disabilities enhance their reading skills. This intervention, the repeated reading and question generation, is found to be effective in increasing reading fluency and comprehension of students. The RAAC intervention is recommended for students between the first and third grade reading levels. This strategy requires teachers to prepare performance criteria, question prompts, appropriate reading materials, and proper evaluation after each reading activity. INSETS: All About Fluency;What Does the Literature Say About Fluency and Comprehension?.


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