Incorporating movement with fluency instruction: A motivation for struggling readers

Peebles, Jodi L.
March 2007
Reading Teacher;Mar2007, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p578
Academic Journal
This article describes an approach, where movement is incorporated with fluency instruction to motivate struggling readers. This approach is known as Rhythm Walks. A key factor in reading success is the development of reading fluency. However, dysfluency among students is a common barrier to effective reading and comprehension. Several factors that may affect reading ability and comprehension skills include rapid and automatic decoding of words and appropriate phrasing and prosody. The Rhythm Walk approach centers on the fluidity, appropriate speed and natural phrasing of fluent reading.


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