PD Webinar

Reading Fluency: The Bridge Between Phonics & Comprehension

Presented by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.


Develop a deeper understanding of reading fluency and its crucial role in helping students progress from initial decoding to comprehending complex text. Fluency expert Dr. Jan Hasbrouck explains how reading fluency contributes to comprehension and motivation, and she provides an overview of effective lessons and engaging activities that integrate fluency skill development into instruction throughout the school day.

This research-based webinar clarifies the brain processes involved in fluent reading, as well as provide strategies and techniques for teaching fluency in grades K-5. You’ll learn:

• A practical and research-based definition of reading fluency.
• The role of fluency in reading and its relation to comprehension and motivation.
• How to help students K-5 develop accuracy and automaticity to support fluent reading.
• How to combine reading fluency skill development with content-area instruction.


1 hour

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About the Presenter

Dr. Jan Hasbrouck

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. is an educational consultant, author, and researcher. Her research in areas of reading assessment, coaching, and second language learners has been published in numerous professional books and journals. She is the co-author of the book, Reading Fluency, and author of Conquering Dyslexia. Dr. Hasbrouck has spent her career helping educators around the world develop the knowledge and confidence needed to successfully teach students to read.

Reading Fluency: Understand – Assess – Teach Professional Development Book

by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. & Deborah Glaser, Ed.D.

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. and Deborah Glaser, Ed.D. have written an accessible and thoughtful resource to help teachers understand the complex, essential, and often misunderstood skill of reading fluency. The authors:

  • Define the complex skill of reading fluency
  • Present an overview of current research
  • Offer practical guidance for assessing and developing students’ fluency
  • Include specific skill-development activities In the companion Professional Learning Guide for Leaders, classroom teachers, specialists, and instructional leaders can go deeper into professional study using the tools provided.
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