Rapid Automatic Naming exercises provide practice “running”
the visual and motor pathways to increase reading speed.
Reading easily makes reading more fun.
Students who read effortlessly, following the flow of sentences as they’d be spoken, have mastered reading fluency skills. Building fluency is crucial to learning because once the skill of reading is mastered the brain is free to focus on what is being read rather than on how to read.
To build fluency, basic skills need to become automatic so they can be used easily. When learning a new skill, our brain synapses are activated and fresh neuropathways are created.
These new pathways become automatic through practice. The practice creates a smooth, fluid channel for information to flow. In sum, automating phonological and visual processing of information supports reading fluency by decreasing processing time.