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Reading Fluency: The Bridge Between Phonics and Comprehension

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Reading Fluency: The Bridge Between Phonics and Comprehension

Presented by Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, Author, Educational Consultant, Researcher and Trainer, Benchmark Education

Sponsored by Benchmark Education and PD Essentials

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Develop a deeper understanding of reading fluency and its crucial role in helping students progress from initial decoding to comprehending complex text. Fluency expert Dr. Jan Hasbrouck explains how reading fluency contributes to comprehension and motivation, and she provides an overview of effective lessons and engaging activities that integrate fluency skill development into instruction throughout the school day.

This research-based edWebinar clarifies the brain processes involved in fluent reading, as well as provide strategies and techniques for teaching fluency in grades K-5. You’ll learn:

  • A practical and research-based definition of reading fluency.
  • The role of fluency in reading and its relation to comprehension and motivation.
  • How to help students K-5 develop accuracy and automaticity to support fluent reading.
  • How to combine reading fluency skill development with content-area instruction.

This edWebinar shares proven ways to develop fluent readers who comprehend grade-level text, so it will be of interest to K-5 literacy and ELA directors, specialists, and teachers, as well as principals, instructional coaches, reading teachers, and other educators involved in literacy development. 


Jan HasbrouckAbout the Presenter

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. is an educational consultant, author, and researcher. Her research in areas of reading assessment, coaching, and second language learners has been published in numerous professional books and journals. She is the co-author of the book, Reading Fluency, and author of Conquering Dyslexia. Dr. Hasbrouck has spent her career helping educators around the world develop the knowledge and confidence needed to successfully teach students to read.


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Thursday, September 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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