Reading strategies is a broad term and can mean something different to any individual. Typically, most educators think "Reading Comprehension Strategies" when discussing strategies in general. Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading so it makes sense we naturally tend to teach these strategies more frequently. However, the foundation that reading rests upon is the ability to decode. In our practice, Katie and I like to divide the term into two key areas:

Reading Fluency Strategies - Teaching techniques and activities designed to help children read a text accurately, effortlessly and with appropriate expression.

Reading Comprehension Strategies - Teaching techniques and activities designed to teach children active strategies to help them become active, purposeful readers.

Clearly, the goals of these separate strategies are different and a good reading teacher knows how to teach both and when to teach them.


For an exhaustive study of reading fluency itself we recommend the following link:

Reading Fluency Tasks, Texts, and Teaching

For a more concise discussion of Reading Fluency Strategies and Reading Fluency Activities click the following link:

Reading Fluency Activites and Strategies

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