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Word recognition is one of the most fundamental reading skills that readers must possess.- Tim Rasinski
Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic. He has written over 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the bestselling books on reading fluency The Fluent Reader and The Fluent Reader in Action, published by Scholastic, now in its second edition. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. 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 is the first author of the fluency chapter for the Handbook of Reading Research.
Rasinski served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the worlds most widely read journal of literacy education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Rasinski is past-president of the College Reading Association and he has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010 Rasinski was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame.
Prior to coming to Kent State, Rasinski taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.