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Developing silent fluent reading is an important goal to be achieved in elementary literacy instruction.
This article reviews characteristics of effective silent reading fluency instruction and practice. Next, the
authors make the case for four components of effective silent reading fluency practice routines.
Finally, the authors describe two evidece-based silent reading fluency routines – Scaffolded Silent
Reading (ScSR) and R5. Evidence of efficacy along with richly described and illustrated examples
provide readers with all the necessary information to implement these effective silent reading fluency
routines in elementary classrooms.
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