What is automaticity in reading and why is it important? Is reading quickly a sign of reading fluency and comprehension? Dr. Timothy Rasinski explains the importance of automaticity and speed in reading fluency and comprehension.
Phonics teachers know that knowledge of word families can help students sound out many words such as tall, call, calling, west, crest, tallest, etc. It’s much the same with Latin and Greek morphemes, which not only provide clues to the pronunciation of words, but also help students determine the meaning of words.
Most learning, it seems, is facilitated by an assist, scaffold, or support provided by another. Learning to read and learning to ride a bike are no exception.