Developing Automatic Word Recognition

Tim Rasinski is a renowned professor of literacy education whose research on reading fluency and word study has made him a literacy hero to many. Below, he shares his thoughts on developing automatic word recognition. 

In my previous blog, I identified several essential foundational reading competencies. These are accuracy in word knowledge (phonics, spelling, and vocabulary), automaticity with words, and prosody. In this blog, I’d like to discuss the importance of automaticity in word recognition and how we can help nurture it in our students.

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