30 Aug 2011
Hiebert, E.H. (2012). Curious George and Rosetta Stone: The Role of Texts in Supporting Automaticity in Beginning Reading. In T. Rasinski, C.L.Z. Blachowicz, & K. Lems (Eds.), Fluency Instruction, Second Edition: Research-Based Best Practices. (pp.289-309) New York: Guilford Press.
Beginning reading texts need to give young children many opportunities to apply their emerging knowledge of written words. Opportunities to focus on increasing reading speed occur in subsequent levels, but this later proficiency is built on the early foundation. If children’s early experiences have not built that foundation, fluent reading is difficult to develop (Torgesen, Alexander, Wagner, Rashotte, Voeller, Conway, & Rose, 2001).