Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History sets the stage for teaching fluency with this collection of texts coauthored and compiled by fluency expert Dr. Timothy Rasinski. Featuring various genres of texts including poems, songs, scripts, and documents, this resource helps to develop proficient and fluent readers. Students will revisit the past through the voices of history including James W.C. Pennington, Carl Sandburg, and John F. Kennedy. As students regularly read and perform these American history related passages, they improve reading proficiency using social studies content. Background information, performance suggestions, suggestions for how to use the texts, and digital copies of the fluency texts, are included.
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