County Reading Council To Host Rasinski Jan. 31 In Fredonia

FREDONIA – The Scholastic Classroom & Community Group and the Chautauqua County Reading Council will be hosting Dr Timothy Rasinski on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the LoGuidice Center.

The title of this workshop is Why Fluency Should Be Hot! In this session, Rasinski will show participants how fluency is essential for reading comprehension. He will also share proven and engaging methods for improving reading fluency among elementary and middle grade students.

Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University.

He has written more than 150 articles and has authored or edited 12 books on reading education. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology and the Journal of Educational Research. Rasinski recently served a three-year term on the board of directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world’s most widely read journal of literacy education, from 1992-99.

He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. He is also a past-president of the College Reading Association and he has won the A.B. Herr Award from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education.

This event is open to any local K-12 educators, paraprofessionals and parents interested in learning about quality literacy instruction. For additional information or registration, please contact Emily Gollnitz, CCRC vice president, at egollnitz@ripley.wnyric.org by Thursday, Jan. 23.