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Mark Penning

Mark Penning
MA Reading Specialist
Old 07-13-2011, 06:57 AM
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Yes... over-emphasis of fluency drills can create this read-fast+accurate, but understand-retain-little phenomenon. The salad answer and summarize advice are getting close to your fix; however, more specific modeling/practice is needed: Google the following: How to Use Think-Alouds to Teach Reading Comprehension and How to Increase Reading Comprehension Using the SCRIP Comprehension Strategies. The former gives you the direction instruction piece; the latter gives you the modeling and instructional practice piece, including some cool internal monitoring bookmarks.

Think I had better write an article on this issue. Thanks for the inspiration! Check the Pennington Publishing Blog soon.
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