READING FLUENCY: ESSENTIAL FOR READING COMPREHENSION
presented by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.
January 19, 2022
IMPORTANT NOTE 1/5/2021: We have reached capacity for this event. However, we have re-opened registration to allow for more people to register and receive a personalized Zoom link. The first 500 to log on on January 19 will be admitted. All others will receive a link to the recording the following day.
The National Reading Panel report identified reading fluency as “a critical component of skilled reading…often neglected in classroom instruction.” Now widely included in instruction and intervention, fluency remains misunderstood and too often incorrectly taught and assessed. This session provides an updated and functional definition of reading fluency.
Research-supported fluency instruction strategies will also be addressed. The updated compiled norms for oral reading fluency (ORF; Hasbrouck & Tindal, 1992; 2006; 2017) will be discussed. This session provides an opportunity to reflect on how fluency supports reading comprehension and how it should fit into a comprehensive and effective reading program for all students.
Content is based on the book: Reading Fluency: Understand, Assess, Teach: LEARNING GUIDE (2019) by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. and Deborah Glaser, Ed.D., available https://www.benchmarkeducation.com/professional-learning/pd-essentials.html
And the article: Hasbrouck, J. (2020). An update to the National Reading Panel Report: What we know about fluency in 2020. The Reading League Journal, 1(3), 29-31.
Dr. Jan Hasbrouck is a researcher, educational consultant, and author. She served as Executive Consultant to the Washington State Reading Initiative and as an advisor to the Texas Reading Initiative. Dr. Hasbrouck was a reading specialist and literacy coach for 15 years before teaching at the University of Oregon and later becoming a professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hasbrouck has provided educational consulting to individual schools across the United States as well as in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, and Germany, helping teachers, specialists, and administrators design and implement effective assessment and instructional programs targeted to help low-performing readers.
Dr. Hasbrouck earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oregon, and completed her Ph.D. at Texas A&M. Her research in areas of reading fluency, reading assessment, instructional coaching, and English Learners has been published in numerous professional books and journals. She is the author and coauthor of several books including “Conquering Dyslexia”, “Reading Fluency”, “Student-Focused Coaching” and “Educators as Physicians”, along with several assessment tools. Dr. Hasbrouck works with the McGraw Hill publishers as an author of their “Wonders” and “Wonder Works” reading and intervention programs. In 2019 she helped found Read Washington, a 501(c3) nonprofit organization with the mission to “provide professional development opportunities, based on the science of reading, so every student becomes a skilled and confident reader.” She also enjoys volunteering at her grandson’s K-8 school in Seattle.
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