In this presentation Dr. Tim Rasinski will review the importance of reading fluency instruction, its’ place in the overall reading curriculum, and specific instructional tools for fostering fluent reading. He will then provide an overview to the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) that has been shown to be effective in improving fluency and overall reading outcomes for students, especially students who struggle to achieve proficiency in reading. Participants will then be engaged in an active simulation of the FDL in which participants will experience the positive effects of FDL instruction on their own reading. He will conclude with a summary of science-based research that demonstrates the effectiveness of the FDL when used on a consistent and regular basis with students in a variety of grade levels.
All Grade Levels
All materials will be shared electronically.
|1 hour, Emails with general session information will be sent within 48 hours of the webinar.|
|January 16, 2024
4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
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Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award winning reading clinic. He also holds the Rebecca Tolle and Burton W. Gorman Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership. Tim has written over 250 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the best selling books on reading fluency The Fluent Reader and The Megabook of Fluency. Tim’s scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His
research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. Tim is the first author of the fluency chapter for the Handbook of Reading Research, Volume IV.
Tim served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world’s most widely read journal of literacy education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Rasinski is past-president of the College Reading Association and he has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010 Tim was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame and he is also the 2020 recipient of the William S. Gray Citation of Merit from the International Literacy Association. In a 2021 study done at Stanford University Tim was identified as being among the top 2% of scientists in the world.
Prior to coming to Kent State Tim taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and reading intervention teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. Tim is a veteran of the United States armed forces.