"If teachers and school leaders are truly committed to leaving no child behind in reading, then they must actively pursue the goal of reading fluency in elementary and middle school classrooms (Rasinski, 2004, p. 50 ).
"When we as reading professionals recognize the power of teaching fluency using scientific principles and artistic approaches, fluency can and will make a significant impact on the reading achievement and reading dispositions of all readers, especially those whom we consider most at risk", (Rasinski, 2012, p. 521).
He is director of a reading clinic during the summer called Camp Read-A-Lot. This camp helps struggling students in his area. It provides an opportunity for students to continue to practice reading and helps masters students practice sound fluency instruction. (Rasinski, 2012, Video).
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Brassell, D., Rasinski, T., (2008). Comprehension that works: taking students beyond ordinary understanding to deep comprehension. Shell Education: Huntington Beach, CA
Kent State University, Guide to Experts, (2013). http://www.kent.edu/news/media/experts/~trasinsk/
Newton R., Padok, N., Newton E., Rasinski, T., (2008). Greek & Latin roots: Keys to building vocabulary. Shell Education: Huntington Beach, CA.
Nichols, W., Rasinski, T., Rupley, W., (2008). Two essential ingredients: Phonics and fluency getting to know each other. The reading teacher, 62(3), 257-260.
Opitz, M., Rasinski, T., (2008). Good-bye round robin, updated edition: 25 effective oral reading strategies. Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH.
Padok, N., & Rasinski, T., (2005). Fast start for early readers: A research-based, send-home literacy program with 60 reproducible poems and activities that ensures reading success for every child. New York, NY: Scholastic
Padok, N., & Rasinski, T., (2012). From phonics to fluency: Effective teaching of decoding and reading fluency in the elementary school. (3rd ed.) Pearson: New york, NY.
Rasinski, T., (2004). Creating fluent readers. Educational leadership, March, 47-51.
Rasinski, T., (2010). The fluent reader: Oral & silent reading strategies for building fluency, word recognition & comprehension. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Rasinski, T. (Speaker). (2012). Camp Read-A-Lot (Video interview). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox_iU6vwtOk
Rasinski, T. (2012). Why reading fluency should be hot! The reading teacher, Vol. 65, Issue 8, 516-522.
Rasinski, T., Presentation handout (n.d.). Effective teaching of reading: From phonics to fluency. Retrieved June 9, 2013, from http://www.timrasinski.com/?page=presentations
Rasinski, T., Zimmermann, B., (2013). What’s the perfect text for struggling readers? Try poetry! Reading today, April/May 2013, 15-16. Retrieved June 11, 2013 from www.reading.org
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