Researching of Reading Expert Tim Rasinski
Over the years education has evolved from the one room schoolhouse to multimillion-dollar campuses, naturally educational expectations have evolved as well. The ability to read was once a sign of wealth and sophistication; now reading is an essential skill to function in every day society. Reading is used in every aspect of life, all reading research can agree on the fundamental importance of reading ability. Reading is the act of taking written information and interpreting it into language. However this means that one can read without full comprehension of what the text actually states, this where the ideas of reading expert Tim Rasinski come into play. Tim Rasinski is a well-accredited reading expert that advocates fluency in the beginner stages of reading. Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression, but fluency bridges the gap between reading and comprehension (resourses). Looking further into the reading theories of Tim Rasinski we can see the possible key to developing reading comprehension through fluency.
Timothy Rasinski started out his career in education by teaching for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in rural Nebraska (Recourses). He furthered his education and became a professor teaching education at the University of Georgia. Rasinski is currently a professor of literacy education at Kent State University in Ohio (Recourses). He has written over 150 articles and has been included in 15 books or curriculum programs on reading education (Recourses).. Rasinski however in most famous for co-authoring the award winning fluency program called Fluency First, a program aiding many struggling young readers. His theories draw their basis of the foundations of reading fluency and word study, His research has been conducted particularly on the reading abilities of struggling grade school students (Fluency First) . “Tim...