TRI Reading Model

  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Identification
  • Comprehension
  • Motivation & Engagement
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What's the student's most pressing need at this time?

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Fluency

Ability to read with developmentally appropriate rate, intonation, and phrasing

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Vocabulary

Oral language knowledge of word meanings.

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Word Identification

Ability to identify, or recognize, words in text; enabled mostly by Decoding ability and Sight Word Knowledge

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Comprehension

Understanding the written text

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Motivation & Engagement

Motivation is the desire to read or to learn to read. Engagement is actively connecting to reading and reading-related tasks.

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