Johnsonville EXTRAcurricula!



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Reading fluency is the ability to read accurately, smoothly and with expression.  Fluent readers recognize words automatically, without struggling over decoding issues.  They sound natural, as if they’re speaking.  Non-fluent readers read slowly and sound choppy. Fluency is important because it bridges between word recognition and  comprehension.  It allows students time to focus on what the text is saying.  They are able to make connections between what  they are reading and their own background knowledge. Therefore, they are able to concentrate on comprehension. On the other hand, non-fluent readers have to spend more time decoding,  leaving less time for comprehending  the text.  They will often have to read the same passage over several times to attain comprehension.

Even when students recognize words automatically, they are not fluent if they don’t read with expression.  To read with expression a student should be able to divide a word into chunks, using proper phrasing.  Not paying attention to punctuation often changes the meaning of the text.



For two year I have been following the national and international attention and initiatives that promote and empower girls from around the world in all kinds of ways.  Thinking about empowering girls in my neck of the woods led to JOHNSONVILLE GIRLS IN!:

Girls in our class will spend lunch and recess together as we look at what organizations are doing around the world that are impacting the lives of girls like started by two young girls from Vietnam.  We will also look at the inspiring stories of extraordinary women from around the world and across time periods who beat the odds and followed their dreams to make a difference.  MOMS are our special guests!We would love to have moms come in and share your life, your ideas and your stories.  GIRLS INinformation link: