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The Importance of Automaticity and Fluency For Efficient Reading Comprehension

  title={The Importance of Automaticity and Fluency For Efficient Reading Comprehension},
  author={Pamela E. Hook and Sandra D. Jones},
continued on page 17 The reading process involves two separate but highly interrelated areas–word identification and comprehension. It is well established that difficulties in automatic word recognition significantly affect a reader’s ability to efficiently comprehend what they are reading (Lyon, 1995; Torgesen, Rashotte, and Alexander, 2001). Even mild difficulties in word identification can pull attention away from the underlying meaning, reduce the speed of reading, and create the need to… Expand

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