Reading with Speed
Why do we connect speed with fluent reading? I am part two phenomenal groups on facebook that are centered around the following books: The Reading Strategies Book and the Notice and Note books.
Someone posted about a friend's first grader, who thinks she is not a good enough reader, because her teacher says she doesn't read fast enough. The comments poured in. One that really struck me was from my friend, Aliza. She saw Jacqueline Woodson speak at WSRA's Convention this winter.
Jacqueline said that if "a child is not reading fast enough, she must be an author."
This was based on Jacqueline's experience as a "slow" reader, because she was always reading as a writer.
I thought that was pretty powerful. What do you think?