Fall 2022      Volume 50, Number 4

A Warm wELLcome for Language Learners: Arranged Marriage or Marriage of Convenience? Oral Reading Fluency and English Language Learners
By Kristin Lems

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Introductory Paragraph:  Those of us teaching language arts and reading are surely familiar with the one-minute oral readings we may ask our students to perform two or three times a year—fluency assessments. They are part of the set of assessments that are considered routine by now. But that was not always the case, and what’s more, this oral reading may raise questions when it comes to English language learners. Columnist Dr. Kristin Lems, whose doctoral research was on reading fluency and ELLs, weighs in on this interesting question, suggesting that oral reading “is not all that meets the ear.”

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.33600/IRCJ.50.4.2022.75

Page Numbers:   75-79

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