What is Reading Fluency?
Fluency is the ability to read with accuracy, good rate, and a rhythmic flow. When a fluent reader reads aloud, it sounds as if he or she is speaking, with a rise and fall in tone and inflection. Appropriate pauses for punctuation are also important. Fluency is one of the essential building blocks for reading and comprehension. Look at the table below to see the skills necessary to master fluency.
This link is to a five-page document that provides an overview of effective practices for fluency and is in the form of a “Hotsheet” developed by the Division for Learning disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.
This webpage is a link to a summary of fluency; including tips on what a problem in this area might look like and how to help. It is part of the larger Reading Rockets website which has a wealth of resources and additional link designed to support teachers, parents and kids.CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESOURCES FROM READING ROCKETS
This link will take you to the page dedicated to fluency, including information, strategies and videos. It is part of the larger Scholastic website which also has many resources to support teachers and parents.CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESOURCES FOR READING FLUENCY
Fluency and Word Identification
These links to webpages have a quick summary of fluency, and explains why it should be taught, and how to teach it. This page is a part of the larger set of resources provided by the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt Peabody College.CLICK HERE FOR TEACHING RESOURCES FROM IRIS
CLICK HERE FOR THE FLUENCY AND WORD IDENTIFICATION CASE STUDY UNIT
CBM for Oral Reading Fluency
This document, created by the Division for Learning Disabilities, discusses the use of Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) to track and monitor progress on students' oral reading fluency. This document provides information on why this practice is important, as well as how to conduct these measures.