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Part of TextProject at IRA 2005

Focusing on Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

A Forum for Increasing Research-Based Practice

Presentations from Symposium 29779 of the International Reading Association Annual Convention, May 4, 2005 in San Antonio, TX.


PREL's National Leadership Area: Reading and Language Mastery: The Forums

Kay Fukada, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)

Concluding Presentation


Vocabulary Instruction in West Virginia

Beverly Kingery, Reading/English and Language Arts Coordinator, Office of Instructional Services, West Virginia Department of Education


Research and Vocabulary Instruction and Learning

Michael L. Kamil, Stanford University

Presentations on Vocabulary



Cheryl Taitague, Education Director, EARStar Project, Pacific Resources for Education & Learning (PREL)


Fluency in the Pacific Region

Susan Hanson, Program Specialist, & Janice Jenner, Consultant, Pacific Resources for Education & Learning (PREL)


A Focus on Fluency: Overview of the Research Themes

Marilyn Jager Adams, Chief Scientist, Soliloquy Learning, & Visiting Professor, Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Brown University

Presentations on Fluency


Increasing Research Based Comprehension Practices: From Theory to Practice

Mary C. Norton, Ed.D., New York University, Metro Center


Montana Professional Development: It's About the Kids

Debbie Hunsaker, Director, Montana Reading First


A Summary of the Focus on Comprehension Forum (October 1–2, 2005 in New York City)

Elfrieda H. Hiebert, University of California, Berkeley

Presentations on Comprehension