Kids Need to Learn to Read Fluently
Summary of the Ch. 4
Strategy for Increasing Fluency : Tape, Check, Chart
Found on pg. 110
Paired-Reading Peer Tutors
The Preview-Pause-Prompt-Praise (PPPP) strategy promotes fluency by pairing a student with a peer tutor. The tutor begins by a short preview of the story. The pair then reads the text together. When the tutee feels confident reading independently, he taps the table. The tutee continues to read until he begins struggling at which the tutor will pause and count to three silently to see if the student can self-correct. If the student does not decipher the word, the tutor prompts by saying "Let's read that again." If the student is still unable to read the word, the tutor helps sound out the word and then continues to read along with the tutee. If the tutee sounds out the word correctly, the tutor offers praise. After reading, the pair shares their favorite part of the story.