These resources cover the basics of fluency, how to measure student success, and ways to improve each student's fluency skills.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
The FDL employs short reading passages (poems, story segments, or other texts) that students read and reread over a short period of time. The format for the
What Is Fluency?
Background information on fluency, and an explanation of why the metric is so very important to measure.
from Wanda Glasshoff, a third-grade teacher at Gretna Elementary School in Gretna, Nebraska:Glasshoff promotes fluency through performance acti
Put theory to practice with these instructional sample resources on fluency.
A brief look at a history of research on reading fluency reveals how complicated and how important it is for reading's development in the child.
Activities and Printables
Tips for administering an Oral Fluency Assessment, an accurate and easy way to predict comprehension ability, determine reading fluency, and establish whether students need to be further assessed for decoding.
Use the Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator when you administer tests with your students. Oral Fluency Assessment is an accurate and easy way to predict comprehension ability, determine reading fluency, and establish whether students need to be further assessed for decoding.
4. Reads primarily in larger, meaningful phrase groups. Although some regressions, repetitions, and deviations from the text may be present, these do not app
Teacher Tips for Building Fluency
Reading Aloud in the Classroom
For many students, reading out loud is a nerve-racking experience. Whenever I ask my kids to share what they fear the most about class, presentations and reading out loud always rank among the worst. Here are the two reading strategies I utilize frequently.
Expert Joe Worthy shares guidelines for organizing a Readers Theater as well as how to introduce it to students.
Use Poems to Increase Reading Fluency
Engage struggling readers with these poetry-based lessons designed to supplement core reading or small-group instruction.
Teacher tips for using poetry to increase fluency, get students' attention, and inspire young writers.